As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. You are considered a Landlord (even for a short letting period) if your:
If you let a property equipped with gas appliances you have three main responsibilities:
Plumbminto's Gas Safe Engineers are fully qualified to carry out the relevant safety checks and maintenance for you Gas appliances.
If a tenant has their own gas appliance that you have not provided, then you are responsible for the maintenance of the gas pipework but not for the actual appliance.
You should also make sure your tenants know where to turn off the gas and what to do in the event of a gas emergency. Plumbminto's Gas Engineers can show you how to do this safely.
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Scientists from the University of the West of England in Bristol, along with Global Aid Agency Oxfam, have developed new plumbing technology. The technology uses live microbes which feed on urine and convert it into power! The bacteria grown on carbon finer anodes that feed on urine are used by these microbial fuel cells. It is then broken down and generates electricity which is stored in a capacitor.
The testing conveniently took place next to the student bar where enough urine was produced to power four LED light bulbs in the cubicle!
Imagine using your toilet as part of your daily routine, and creating electricity for your home in the process! The purpose of this research is actually in the hope of serving refugee camps where electricity is not always possible, greatly improving women's sanitation safety in deprived countries.
The organisation within Oxfam hope to have the first toilet sent out to a refugee camp within the next 6 months.
A new, hybrid technology divide has been launched which uses wood and pellets for heating.
The fuel switching system detects when the wood gassier burns out and then it switches to pellets. This happens either automatically or at your desired time.
The new boiler is an excellent, energy-optimised solution which has a power boost function to allow up to 56kW. It is also up to 25% more efficient than conventional combination boilers currently on the market.
There are four models of this Biomass boiler between 33kW to 56kW. The internal workings of this new creation has two independent heat exchangers and requires only a small amount of space (4.1m). The system also comes with a standard five year warranty with Windhager.
The boiler has very long maintenance intervals, and is silently ignited. The technology burns cleanly and is well below the emissions standards. Contact us to find out more /contact.html or check it out at www.windhager.co.uk
If the pressure gauge on your system reads between 0-0.5 mbar you will have to fill the system. You need to find what’s called the “filling loop” (or “internal filling loop” if it’s inside the boiler). Both of these will have two taps or levers, which join a heating pipe to the cold mains pipe.
Open both taps/levers and you will hear water rushing into the heating system. While this is happening, look at the pressure gauge and watch the black needle rise to 1-1.5 mbar (if your gauge doesn’t have any numbers then it will sometimes have a green “OK” section). When the needle is in the correct place, turn off the taps/levers at the filling loop so that needle now stays in position.
Now your system will be fully pressurized and in some Vaillant combi boilers, start working again as they should do.
Hope this helps!