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Topic-icon Servicing Riviera heater

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2 years 3 months ago #798 by Hippycrew
Hippycrew created the topic: Servicing Riviera heater
Well have just done ours and it seems it had hardly if ever been used . Pretty straight forward job but compressed air is a must if removing burner along with jet drills and firepaste.Burner was clogged with dust ,rust and sedement so by removing the two end jets (four jet burner) and blowing through with compressed air its come up like new . Replace jets using either ptfe tape or a little firepaste on the threads and again use paste to form new gasket where burner sits in body. Test joints with either leak test or soapy water and you should be ready to go! Now I know there is a lot of safety spoken about gas fittings but even when installed by a qualified technician is it right ? Our home gas boiler was replaced by engineer , the exhaust is to close to neighbours kitchen window, the original pump has not been removed and new unit is self contained with pump,and pressure vessel so had two pumps running at different speeds causing noise, filling loop is upstairs and boiler down stairs and also is none isolated as new regs require . All this to save the fitter time giving no thought to the so called safety regs they must follow or to our safety.I wanted our heater working just in case so to speak and I have done gas fitting and plumbing in the past but no longer have cert but given the riviera was offered as a self install ad on then they made it as straight forward as possible to do the task . Seen many questions about this so just offer this up as a possible solution to curing a none working heater , burner jets are incredibly small and easy to block and dont want to get into a debate about how my actions will cause global thermonuclear meltdown caused by 6 inch LPG burner going critical.... :woohoo:

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