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Post by bikeralw on Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:53 am

You can still buy those segmented domestic cylinder jackets that have a drawstring to pull them together at the top.Individual segments can be separated from the rest and are fully sealed so no danger of escaping fibres. This is what I plan to fit next time I have access to the water heater.
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Post by Jaytee on Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:58 am

bikeralw wrote:You can still buy those segmented domestic cylinder jackets that have a drawstring to pull them together at the top.Individual segments can be separated from the rest and are fully sealed so no danger of escaping fibres. This is what I plan to fit next time I have access to the water heater.
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Like that idea up!

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Post by Gromit on Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:59 am

So do I.

Thanks Al. up!
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Post by Quilter on Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:59 am

Jaytee wrote:Ours does not get anywhere near as hot as that scratch head

Does yours smell ? Both our Combi boilers have been very smelly. The last one had numerous mods, both at the dealer and at Truma. This one is also smelly and has been looked at by both AS and our dealer. It is worse when we use the gas to heat water but is still noticeable when we heat water on hook up.  It has always been put down to burning dust but I don't think so.
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Post by Jaytee on Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:10 am

Quilter wrote:
Jaytee wrote:Ours does not get anywhere near as hot as that scratch head

Does yours smell ? Both our Combi boilers have been very smelly. The last one had numerous mods, both at the dealer and at Truma. This one is also smelly and has been looked at by both AS and our dealer. It is worse when we use the gas to heat water but is still noticeable when we heat water on hook up.  It has always been put down to burning dust but I don't think so.

Yes, fairly regularly. Spoke with Truma and it is residual hot air/heat from the flame/elec element chamber getting into the plastic plenum when the fan isn't running to disperse it. Has done it now for two years so just live with it, seems fine  shrugg

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:40 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:I had some offcuts of loft insulation spare and carefully located it around the hot water tank and the rear of the Ultraheat unit.
As Al and Derek have said it does make a difference to the heat loss from the Ultrastore water heater .
My hot water is still warm the next morning, enough to have a wash at the sink.
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Purchased a couple of rolls of white fibre loft insulation from our local DIY shore, then decided to replace and add some of the insulation I had installed around the water heater.
I had felt cold drafts from the behind the front seats recently, so removed the grey covers on each side of the van located behind front seats, revealing two sizeable voids and drafts coming from the floor area, I have added insulation to the voids and stopped the cold air from coming up into the cab area.
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