Boilermate OV A-class, hot water turns cold

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Boilermate OV A-class, hot water turns cold

Post  Sharmichi on Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:48 am

I live in a block of 6 apartments, built around 10 years ago, all fitted with Boilermate OV A class boilers. There is no gas, so the boiler is for hot water only (heating is provided from electric units).

I am able to shower with sufficient hot water, but if I were to put a load of washing on in the morning and clean dishes etc and then shower later on in the day, the hot water in the shower eventually runs out and stays cold until the following day. As far as I'm aware, I'm meant to have constant hot water, i.e. I don't have to turn hot water on/ off and wait a while before I can shower. The timer unit fixed to the wall looks nothing like the one in the instruction manual, which always helps.

I'm new to this forum so please be gentle! Any advice or ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Boilermate OV A-class, hot water turns cold

Post  mike on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:42 am

Boilermate A class ?

Or Pulsacoil A class?

Heat the unit up over night by electric?

If so you will have hot water according to the size of the unit.
It is a thermal store
Once used needs re heating

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Re: Boilermate OV A-class, hot water turns cold

Post  Sharmichi on Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:49 am

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply.

It's definitely a Boilermate A Class.

How do I ensure the unit it being heated overnight?

Thanks,


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Post  mike on Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:33 pm

It is unusual to have a Boilermate A class for water only.

A PulsaCoil A class yes.

If it is the BM A class you must be using the electric heater fitted at the bottom of the unit.

What size unit is it?

This all sounds weird to me.

Chat with your neighbours and see what they have.

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Re: Boilermate OV A-class, hot water turns cold

Post  Sharmichi on Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:06 am

I'm not sure of the size of the unit.

I asked my neighbours and they experience the same problem. Called out a plumber who couldn't figure out what was wrong; ran diagnostics, checked pipe etc, but I'm still having the same problem.

I really am stuck now

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