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Mike the Boilerman -

Your Gas Safe Registered boiler 

and central heating repair technician in west Berkshire. Willing to travel :)



I am still carrying out house visits. Full details explained


(Last updated 21st April 2021)

Ideal Logic…

The Ideal Logic is modern low budget, high efficiency condensing gas boiler launched in around 2010. It comes in combi, ‘heat only’ and ’system boiler’ formats. It has an aluminium heat exchanger and is fully modulating, meaning the heat output adjusts up or down automatically to match the heat load. It’s been a very successful boiler for Ideal but now their guarantees are beginning to expire, I’m getting calls to fix them. There seems to be two common faults.

The first is the sump at the bottom which collects the flue gas and also the liquid condensate all condensing boilers produce when running, develops a crack and a minor water leak. The water leaking out is actually condensate. To fix this, a new sump needs to be fitted which although quite a substantial repair, is reasonably quick and easy to carry out.

The second fault I’ve seen is the boiler emitting a loud and penetrating monotone ‘singing’ noise after running for a while. This can be heard both inside the house, and outside in the street from the flue terminal. This turns out to be a gas control valve fault and as the gas valve is factory sealed and cannot be adjusted, a new gas valve is required. I fixed this fault for a customer on a new housing estate in Reading and he said as he walks his dog, he notices half a dozen other houses on the estate with boilers making the same noise as the noise as his used to. Here is a video of this boiler, with the harsh monotone singing clearly audible on the soundtrack.

If your Ideal Logic needs repairing, call or text me on 07866 766364.


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