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  1. Thread: Central heating

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    An old Randall 3060 timeswitch and heating controller from the 1970s. A far cry from the Nest Learning Thermostat.

    Believe it or not, you can still buy the Randall (now Danfoss) 3060 as they were...
  2. Thread: Central heating

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    Complete waste of money. My solution - befriend a local central heating repairman or two and buy a couple of fan heaters and an electric hot water heater just in case the boiler stops working.
  3. Thread: Central heating

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    Old single panel radiators from c1970. They don't even have convector fins on the back.

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6051&stc=1...
  4. Thread: Central heating

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    A housing estate built in the 1970s in my locality originally had hot air central heating as standard. A few houses still have the original air heaters and some have upgraded to more modern air...
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    The floorboards were installed in the 1930s. They look much better than what was in the cavity underneath them. About half of the fragments of the old fireplace was cleared out along with a large...
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    The room had a carpet but it was too disgusting and dirty to photograph.

    The pump was installed in the most inconvenient and inaccessible location possible underneath the floorboards. It was...
  7. Thread: Central heating

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    The room with the gas fire and back boiler did not have a radiator. This was quite common in houses with back boilers as it was assumed that the gas fire would heat the room. A radiator has now been...
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    A Baxi Bermuda 551 back boiler removed from a house in the West Midlands earlier this year.
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  9. Thread: Central heating

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    Central heating

    Central heating only became mainstream in the late 1960s. The choice was between a hot air system or a wet system with radiators. Hot air systems were installed mainly in new build houses whereas wet...
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