• Welcome to PlumbersLive.com - Please register for free, or login if you have an account here already. We have relaunched the forum with new forum software and a nice new feel to it. Find common questions related to Boilers, Central Heating, Gas Engineering, Water Plumbing, Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling - all in our forums.


  1. Dan

    How many of you are fitting Ideal Boilers these days?

    How many of you are fitting Ideal Boilers these days?
  2. Dan

    Welcome to the new Ideal Boiler Forums

    Welcome to the new Ideal Boiler Forums. Post a new thread or question in this forum if you have any questions about Ideal boilers.
  3. F

    Ideal Isar HE30 Condensate Trap

    Hi all, Got home today and the dreaded Ideal Isar boiler had stopped working on me. Error L:F flashing on the control panel Took the front off and noticed a small trickle of water dripping around a small copper pipe on the left hand side According to a few things that I've seen online the...
  4. S

    Ideal Mini 28 Replacement Boiler

    Hello Everyone, I've just joined and am trying to help a damsel in distress - in very remote area of West Scotland. I'm hoping someone can help me here. Her 17 year old Ideal Mini 28 combi boiler has stopped working. She's had someone round to look and has been told she needs a new boiler...
  5. M

    Ideal boiler displaying F1 error but pressure is as should be

    My boiler is displaying the F1 error meaning I have no hot water or heating. A quick google search tells me that this error is caused by low pressure and theres many tutorials on increasing the pressure. However, my problem is that the pressure guage is telling me the boiler is at ideal pressure...
  6. J

    Ideal Logic System S24IE

    This boiler was flooded through the condense drain which was connected to a gutter downpipe that was blocked at the end. The people came home to a flooded kitchen. Water came back up the condense tru the trap up the heat exchanger and out tru the fan and gas valve connection imside the casing...
  7. G

    HA fault on ideal isar 24he.

    Replaced a main heat ex today for a customer on an ideal isar, heating is ok but when running hot water it overheats and comes up with HA fault code, only happens on hot water though. Any way to shift the air from the plate heat ex? Its situated flat in these boilers instead of the usual on its...
  8. D

    I have a F1 fault code on my ideal boiler, the pressure is fine?

    Pressure is ok but increased to see if boiler would click into action but didn’t, have reduced back, needle is moving on pressure gauge, have tried reset but still nothing, any ideas before I call someone out? Thanks
  9. J

    Ideal Standard moments seat

    Having replaced the soft close seat on this suite twice,(which are not cheap), plus the soft close hinges, does anyone know of a viable alternative soft close seat that looks good on it. Many thanks. Dave
  10. soother

    Ideal logic primary heat exchanger leak sealant success?

    A mate tells me he cured a heat engine leak on this boiler (confirmed by boiler isolation & dripping condensate drain) by adding K-Seal car type sealant, and It's still ok after 5 years. Has anyone else had success curing these leaks with sealant additives?
  11. S

    Ideal logic losing water!

    Ideal Combi bolier. When I repressurise the system to 1bar it almost immediately dumps the water out the condensate pipe before even switching in on at mains. HELP!
  12. G

    ideal straight swap for the potterton suprima to run a gledhill Boilermate 2000 ?

    I have a potterton suprima 50l running a gledhill Boilermate 2000 job on at the minute. the potterton failed its CPA test with a ratio of 0.1205 and its kicking out a terrible odour. the customers opted for a replacement but I'm a lil stumped on ideal straight swaps. ideally I'd of opted for...
  13. F

    Ideal Combi hot water but noi heating

    Hi all. Daughter's boiler again thanks for help last year. New problem - hot water works fine, but when calls for heat boiler starts and runs for a few seconds then stops. No error messages. My thought is that pump is inop, so boiler starts up but then switches off when the small amount of...
  14. Y

    Ideal Isar HE35 Making Clicking and Clunking noise on Startup

    Hi, I have kept this piece of rubbish going for quite a long time and I don't like the idea of getting defeated by it! Every year there is something new to tackle and replace. I will eventually replace it for a real one! I have now got a problem that I can't work out and was wondering if some...
  15. T

    Ideal Logic+heat 24 (not combi)

    Hi I have an Ideal Logic+heat 24 (Not Combi) it is: Alternatly flashing between: 0 (on its own) and C (on its own) when in central heating mode, it works fine on water only, any idea as to the fault? many thanks Tom
  16. WaterWorks420

    Ideal Logic Combi ES38 No control

    Hello, I have a Logic Combi ES38 Boiler and for some reason, it's ignoring the commands from the thermostats on the wall, for example, both thermostats are set to off but yet the boiler is still on, I've tried the following: I've turned it to just water and not radiators no effect. Changed the...
  17. S

    IDEAL ICOS HE 15 L&F Troubleshooting Help Required

    Hi, I have a an IDEAL ICOS HE 15 boiler that was fitted in 2005 to a new build property and in general it's been pretty reliable over the years. However the last few weeks it started to show an L&F fault, which a reset normally clears for a week or so. However yesterday morning I woke to the L&F...
  18. T

    ideal he15 advice please

    hi all , was having a few problems with my heating/hot water when water was put on it would heat up but also heat the radiators up so after bit off searching came up with the 3way port valve so i changed for a new one as when i looked at it when the water was on it was making a buzzing noise, so...
  19. M

    Ideal logic plus 30 overheating?

    Hi just wondering if anyone can shed any light on an issue i'm having with my boiler.. Initially started i think after i came back of holiday and the pressure was low on my boiler after topping up everything was fine and boiler operated as normal. A day or so after however i started noticing...
  20. R

    Ideal combi pre-heater not working

    Been out the trade now for sometime now, a little out of touch with the latested boilers. I have a problem with my Ideal 30 combi boiler as follows. Heating is fine, no hot water so replaced the turbine now working fine but the pre heater is not working and no fault codes given. Any advice...
  21. T

    Ideal I-Mini 30 loss of pressure

    Hi guys, please could I get some advice on this????? Ive got an Ideal I-Mini 30 which is about 5-6 years old, very recently it has decided to loose pressure and give us the F1 fault code. I've filled it up a few times now but it seems to drop in pressure again once I've either put the heating on...
  22. S

    unvented clyinder losing pressure when system is ideal

    when my unvented hot water/heating system is losing pressure when it is ideal. i have got Advantage Cylinder is manufactured in the UK by RM Cylinders and MAIN 15 HEAT boiler. we have set the central heating and hot water turned off from 10 am to 5 pm. when I come back and look at the...
  23. T

    ideal logic combi +. Dhw problems,

    Boiler has been fine for 8 months then the dhw started getting colder. Replaced the heat exchanger and the flow turbine and all good for three weeks and now cold dhw flowing cold again. Replaced the turbine again and the divert valve and motor and no difference. I have removed the divert motor...
  24. F

    Ideal logic heat 18 not working

    I'm having issues with my ideal logic heat 18, it was showing fd error code so I replaced the flow sensor also thoroughly flushed ot the heat engine and pipe work, it will run fine on service mode but will not fire up unless the heat exchange is tapped lightly then will shut down when tapping...
  25. M

    Ideal logic+ 30 - Overheating/cutting out?

    Hi just wondering if anyone can shed any light on an issue i'm having with my boiler.. Initially started i think after i came back of holiday and the pressure was low on my boiler after topping up everything was fine and boiler operated as normal. A day or so after however i started noticing...
  26. N

    Ideal Heat 15 - repressurise

    Hi. I've got an Ideal Heat 15 system and I've noticed a few of my rads need bleeding. I've located the pressure gauge which is above my cylinder and is already reading only 0.5 bar and if I bleed the rads, this pressure is going to drop further. I've located what appears to be the filling...
  27. S

    Help! L9 code Ideal Boiler

    Have called out BG multiple times. DHW sensor changed, new PCB and clean of DHW heat exchanger. Have Ideal boiler and keep getting L9. It happens overnight when the boiler tries to preheat hot water and doesn’t switch off. D comes on, but no taps or open(or leaking) and boiler overheats because...
  28. M

    Divertor valve issue ideal instinct

    I went to an ideal instinct were the hot water was cycling hot and cold. Upon inspection the flow pipe on the boiler was getting hot instantly as the hot tap was run. Indicating the divtor valve isn't moving all the way across when there is a hot water demand. I have past the job on to ideal as...
  29. F

    seeking experienced advise on an intermittent fault on ideal logic combi?

    My own boiler at home has developed an intermittent fault causing an ignition lock out every week or two when there is a demand for hot water. When reset the boiler runs without issue for a week or two. This fault only occurs on HW demand, there has never been a lock out on CH demand. Ideal tech...
  30. U

    Hi all. CH fails to work on timed / auto. Constantly seems to cavitate.

    Ideal Icos HE18. Y plan. Ok when on constant. Set to auto and when firing up of an evening, banging and clattering. Any suggestions pls?
  31. R

    Ideal W CF 450 leak between heat exchangers

    On a 35 year old very good condition Ideal W CF450 (GC 41 407 51) The top two of the 4 joints between the two halves of the cast iron heat exchangers are weeping when the boiler is warming up. - no leak at all when cold or hot Question:- anyone know what type of seals are used between both...
  32. S

    New Ideal system boiler - Keeps losing pressure

    I had a new ideal S32 Vogue boiler installed recnenlty. Its a system boiler. So i have a hot water cyclinder with a expension vessel to it. I keep losing pressure and need to top up every few days. No visible leaks that i can see.....however the discharge pipe is letting out water when i have...
  33. J

    Ideal Evomax w60 in ignition lockout

    Hi.have an issue with evomax60 ignition lockout,appliance has had new probes,gas valve and pcb 2 visits and boiler still in same fault and advise would be appreciate. Thanks.
  34. E

    Ideal Logic 30+ combi boiler - no heating

    Hi all, Looking for some advice as to why my central heating is not working. We have recently moved 2 radiators, replacing one with a new one. When turning the boiler back on there is now no heating. We have hot water, we have checked the pressure, bled the radiators, reset the boiler. We do...
  35. nealbo

    Ideal HE24 - How to repressurize

    Our pressure has hit 0 so I'm looking to repressurize it. I've done a bit of reading and what I should see is a metal braided pipe with levers. As you can see under the boiler there is no such pipe. Inside the boiler behind the PCB etc there is such a pipe but with no levers. Can someone...
  36. Q

    Ideal Logic System 24 - F1 error - No idea how to re pressure

    Hello everyone, a friend of mine has recently had a F1 error on their boiler (Ideal Logic System 24). We have looked up what to do and it looks like we need to increase the pressure on the boiler. Seems simple enough. but with the way this was installed we don't know how to do that. we looked up...
  37. S

    F1 Problem on an Ideal logic 24 combi

    Hi My ideal boiler (24) was fitted as a used swap (from a 35) a few weeks ago and the engineer is now ignoring me. It shows F1 and when I top it up (to 1 bar) it works fine for a couple of hours. It then spits water outside to release the excess pressure I guess, then it shows F1 and I...
  38. V

    Ideal boiler systemiser SE heat exchanger part no. E02-860

    Does anyone know where I can obtain the above heat exchanger for an ideal systemiser se boiler , Manufacturers part number 075096 or, if not available, is there a generic?
  39. N

    Boilermate 2000 and Ideal Standard FF260

    Good morning all, My boiler or boilermate stopped working at the weekend. Is there anyone on here who has good knowledge in this system and could come round and fix? We live in West Sussex. Regards Neil
  40. G

    Sealing Ideal Standard Kubo Shower Enclosure

    I installed an IS Kubo enclosure last year and I have a problem with black mould growing in the silicone in the corners, like this: That vertical aluminium corner cover strip cuts into the silicone and forms a crevice where the mould grows. The sealant is Soudal 2/S antifungal, so not some £1...
  41. E

    Ideal combi small loss of pressure

    Hi, I had an Ideal C30 combi fitted about two months ago and I have noticed that it sometimes loses a really small amount of pressure. I fill the loop until it is on exactly 1 bar and sometimes when I look at the gauge it has dropped about 1mm below and then another day it will be back up to 1...
  42. J

    Ideal 30 Low Water Pressure

    Hi Removed radiator from wall for decorating, then refilled and bleed all Radiators. System now saying low water pressure Boiler saying 1. Fill System to 1 bar.. although after topping up now showing 1.5bar 2. Bleed radiators - done all 3. Contact Installer!!.. Is there anything i can do check...
  43. townfanjon

    Ideal standard designers

    Look at this belter , its a safe bet the ***head who designed this has never fitted a bath in his life .
  44. P

    Barbers with 4 basins

    Hi , I’ve been asked to give a price for putting 4 hairwashing basins in a barbers . There is only a cold mains supply in the property and only electric aswell no gas . What would everybody suggest for feeding this bearing in mind the basins could all be used at the same time ?
  45. A

    Ideal logic flame loss

    Thanks shaun
  46. M

    Ideal Icos HE24 LF. code

    Good morning, Our boiler has started to fail after 14 years. Given the apparent reputation of this particular model, I think it's done rather well! The current fault has become progressively worse over a few weeks. The boiler is now igniting but then shows LF. within a few minutes. As the...
  47. B

    what should Ideal Icos boiler Status read

    can anybody tell me what the status on the front of a Ideal Icos boiler should read when it is on hot water as when mine is on it says status C but everything seems to work ok
  48. M

    Ideal heat 24 boiler

    Hello. I've just had a brand new ideal heat 24 system boiler fitted. Today been told by aNother heating engineer and looking at discussions on the Internet. There seems to be a problem with this particular model with the plastic sumps cracking. I've contacted idea. And they are denying...
  49. J

    Cost to replace ideal logic 24+ sump

    Hi all, I have been informed my boiler sump on my ideal logic 24+ has a crack. A common fault on the ideals by the looks of it. I can source the sump for about 55 quid. How much would you say is reasonable to replace the part. Ps I've just had my boilers serviced and they never noticed the rust...
  50. A

    Ideal Boiler Pressure

    Hi there, I recently moved into a new house in November and we have an Ideal Logic System 24 boiler. It has been working fine up until yesterday when I noticed the pressure had dropped to below 1 bar. Not having the manual I managed to find one online which says to top up the pressure via the...