Central Heating: Installation, Maintenance and Repair


Central Heating: Installation, Maintenance and Repair An intelligent readers guide to selecting, installing, troubleshooting and managing a heating system The book is based on UK rules and equipment, but since the text explains how the component parts of the system work, the principles can be applied widely The practical approach includes the design and installation of a working heating system The book is well illustrated and has some thoughtful with fault diagnosis and trouble shooting tables to help avoid much inconvenience and possibly save a fortune on plumbers This book gives a detailed explanation of the design and operation of wet central heating systems These are systems that distribute heat from a central heater throughout a building by moving hot water Other systems such as dry electric, masonry heaters and steam based are also described The necessary information to design a system, select appropriate components, install and commission it properly, maintain it, diagnose faults and repair them is included Details of a wide variety of technologies are given because of the range of systems currently in operation Included are chapters on the history and development of central heating health and safety the different system components plumbing techniques the principles of heat control systems fault diagnosis and lime scale, corrosion and their control Though some of the concepts are complex explanations are based on the first principles so as to be accessible to any interested reader The book will be of use to plumbers, DIY enthusiasts, architects, landlords, and householders who choose and use central heating systems There s quite a lot of information in this book, but not enough, and the book contains HUNDREDS of typographical errors, some serious In one place the caption to a photograph says the exact opposite of the equivalent statement in the text Most of the diagrams are also inadequate, many because they are reproduced too small for absolutely crucial details to be clear to the eye, even when using a magnifier The lack of care on the author s part, and the lack of editing and proof reading by the publisher are a disgrace Microsoft Word s automatic editing, which is all this book had the tell tale signs are there all through the book, easily visible to anyone with experience of authorship, editing, publishing, illustrating, etc gives this negligence away Brailsford should be ashamed to have published such a book Do not doubt me I am myself a published author a serious non fiction work, published in USA Having found Patrick Mitchell s book very unsatisfactory I bought second hand George Steele s 1980s Newnes Manual on design and installation of central heating to provide what Mitchell s book fails to give The Newnes Manual is FAR better, despite being about 40 years old Eric Franklin Purchased this book to find out how the central heating and water system worked within the home Thankfully the pictures which outlined the component parts and what they did, explained enough for me to undertake the job and repair which would have been a very costly job if I had called in a Plumber Heating Engineer Knowing the job has been done properly and not fleeced by a cowboy has given me a lot of satisfaction Well worth the cost and saved me over 500 which I was quoted and actually cost me in total repairing it myself 45 Highly recommended. Good book if you know nothing but as most people only have one type of heating source, then another book specific to your own fuel source would be better Covers oil gas electric I only needed it for oil, and still had to research other publications to get all the info I needed.m

  • Central Heating: Installation, Maintenance and Repair
  • Patrick Mitchell
  • 15 April 2018
  • 190462362X

About the Author: Patrick Mitchell

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Central Heating: Installation, Maintenance and Repair book, this is one of the most wanted Patrick Mitchell author readers around the world.


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