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[Dec. 2nd, 2008|07:12 pm]
Mark Rimmell
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I think the immersion heater has gone "poot".

And my plumber has retired.

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I guess it could just be the thermostat... let's hope so... Goes off to check.
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[User Picture]From: pinkwitch2000
2008-12-02 08:10 pm (UTC)
Unlikely to be thermostat. Easy to fix though, it should just unscrew from the top of the tank (with an approriately large span tank spanner that is incredibly thin in profile), check the model number and the length, then check out local electrical suppliers for a new one. In the meantime, my shower/bath is always available----smelly!
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[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2008-12-02 08:12 pm (UTC)
Fitting immersion heaters is usually a doddle. The only time it isn't a doddle is when sealant has been used on the heater threads, and it's welded itself to the tank. Assuming that hasn't happened, I have the Giant Ring Spanner Of The Apocalypse that is needed to remove and fit the heater.

Unfortunately, the electrical connections must be made by fully qualified professional personnel these days, because the Government has decreed that those little nuts that clamp the wires are really, really difficult to screw in, or something.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2008-12-02 09:29 pm (UTC)
Are you in now? I can come and collect spanner now!
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2008-12-02 11:05 pm (UTC)
It seems you've gone to bed... So I'll go and buy a spanner in the morning. This will help the economy and hopefully mean the job will be done by nightfall. I predict much cursing... Due to the old heater being firmly fixed in place by corrosion and then the typical British game of go to all the DIY stores in order to hunt down the parts and tools.

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[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2008-12-03 06:07 am (UTC)
Due to the old heater being firmly fixed in place by corrosion

That's what happens when you've got Matt North hanging around your flat!

Still, could've been worse. At least it wasn't firmly fixed in place by 13 Candles...
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