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poloma heater

still having trouble with poloma had new pump had a reconditioned bolier and still no joy just keeps going out when does stay in water is cold

Asked by: graham blackhurst  | 1.05pm, Saturday 16 July

WW says:

If the heater does not kick in when the tap is turned on, the heater is not registering the water flow. This could be due to a restriction in the pipe to or from the paloma reducing the water flow through the heater. The way to check if the outlet pipe work is causing the problem, is to temporarily connect a piece of hose or pipe to the outlet instead and see if it improves. Also check the flow of water being delivered to the heater inlet connection by disconnecting it, a good flow and pressure is needed.
Since you say that the water is cold when it does stay lit might point to a gas supply problem: a lot of older boats often have quite small gas pipes and this will affect the flow of gas to the Paloma, which needs a lot of gas and should have tall flames. The regulator might be faulty and be delivering the gas at too low a pressure, if the regulator has not been replaced in the last 5/6 years, a new one might solve the problem. A check of the gas system by a Gas Safe engineer might be a good course of action.

Rupert Smedley  | 10.11AM, Monday 18 July

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