When I arrived at the house it was clear to me that this person had gas boiler problems. The boiler was located in a carport in an external part of the house. A boiler is an internal appliance and this should never have been installed in this location.
The location of the boiler caused numerous problems. The roofing over the carport was damaged and it was exposed to the elements. The top of the boiler had become corroded and had blown the circuitry. There was no insulation on the pipework and had burst due to frost. The system was empty because of this. Another bigger issue was that the gas supply line was damaged and was leaking.
The photos will show you the extent of how much the system was compromised.
As this was on an older house the boiler couldn’t be located inside the house due to space issues. So the boiler had to remain in the carport. In order to make this an internal space, we built a room for the boiler in the carport. This will protect the boiler, pipework and heating controls. We fixed the roof panels to stop any leaks and exposing the area to the elements.
A new Ideal gas boiler with a seven year warranty was installed and all the piping was insulated. A magnaclean filter was used to keep the system clean internally. The system was upgraded and included a complete new gas line , sauter zoned heating system, new pre- insulated hot water cylinder and thermostatic valves on all radiators.
See after photos