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Rayburn newbie
« on: December 10, 2023, 10:43:58 am »
Hi. I'm new to this forum so I'm sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place.

I'm about to move to a house with an oil-powered Rayburn. I've never used one before and have been struggling to find things like an "idiot's guide" or a "how to" for using them online.

Any advice about the operation and general running would be helpful please, as would any tips on things to watch out for/potential common problems.

I am also trying to figure out if there's going to be any way I can install any kind of smart heating gear into this system and would be grateful for any advice regarding this as well please. (The radiators in the property are standard style ones as the heating is a wet system)

Thank you very much in advance!


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Re: Rayburn newbie
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2024, 02:22:37 am »
Sorry it's been a long time before you got any response, I hadn't seen this post come up on my "unreads" until now. 

I've only had experience of solid fuel Rayburns, I'm afraid.  If you haven't had the appliance serviced for a while it is probably worth getting it serviced though, by someone experienced with them.  We had a service for the very old solid fuel one in a cottage we moved into, spent a few £hundred (included new fire bricks), but it gave the old girl a whole new lease of life!  And at last she could warm the whole downstairs, the upstairs radiator, and cook dinner as well :).  (It was only a wee one.) 
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