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5.0 out of 5 stars RIP OFF BRITAIN!!, 1 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Central Heating: Installation, Maintenance and Repair (Paperback)
I am a houseowner and through necessity,a DIY enthusiast, as on the few occasions that I have needed to use the building trade I have often found their prices exorbitant, and their quality of work a lottery. And should you be unfortunate enough to have your central heating fail in the winter, you are at their mercy! Having moved into a 15 year old bungalow with a standard boiler, pumped, open ended vent system with a hot water cylinder, after having electric storage rads, and an open coal fire in our previous homes, I needed a book dedicated to Central Heating/Hot Water which my own DIY books only briefly covered.
This is a black and white paperback with 181 pages containing 58 illustrations and diagrams. I noticed it was only first published in 2008, so is an up to date book, which I was pleased about. There are 16 chapters, starting with the "History of Central Heating" and ending with a 19 page "Fault Diagnosis" other chapters cover Heating Circuits, Hot Water Circuits, Rads, Corrosion, Lime Scale and Chemical additives, Pluming, Heat, Motorised Valves, Pumps, Boilers, Cisterns, Control Systems, Wiring and Other Heating Technologies.
It only goes into the basics of boilers, as there must be hundreds of different models on the market, and obviously this is where us DIY,ers have to relent to "Health and Safety" as is explained straight away in this chapter. It does however give you a brief outline on Boiler types, Fuels, Components etc.
I have already done a minor repair. Have a much clearer picture of how my system works, and will be using this as a reference book for many years to come. Well worth the money.
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