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-- so it's a potterton flamingo 50
-- with some knobs on
-- under the hood there's a silver plate thingy
-- and a bit of paperturns out the 50 means size, and I needed to find out if it was a flamingo
CF or RS. More phoning and the G. C. No. - 41.601.14 informs me its a RS50
and was fitted in 1981.and it's bust so it's time to call out the engineers.
15th Nov 2005, 14:27   | tags:,,,

teflon says:

Rather exotic name for a boiler, really.
Ant it's not even pink!

15th Nov 2005, 14:52

parbuthnott says:

zackly. And I feel I'm being ripped off by the plumber who came to fix it... time to call someone local.

15th Nov 2005, 15:41

arnie says:

my flamingo 50 is not pint either and has refused to work, each time i let that grey button go, the pilot switches off, any idea what to do, apart from calling in a plumber and giving him my weeks salary.

19th Dec 2005, 00:02

parbuthnott says:

Hey Arnie

THE solution to all my problems was NOT to call in the plumber and attempt to get him to *fix* it, but to get a nice local person to come and give it a full clean out / service. Basically it was all gunked up with stuff and £65 for a good clean and it all worked perfectly. I've got a very good local Oxford company who I'd recommend if you were within 50 miles or so...

Seemingly, one is meant to get the thing serviced once a year... Hope that helps... it's possibly the worst thing that can happen to ones home - the death of a boiler.

19th Dec 2005, 10:24

my boiler broke yesterday, im cold and the man aint coming untill tomorow.:(

19th Dec 2005, 10:25

parbuthnott says:

sympathy flowing to you Mr Backward Lamb. It's a twunt. Suggest big jumpers and some of those £20 argos heatery things. Also suggest asking for yer man to do a service/clean before he gets heavy with the list of bits he needs to replace to make it work...

19th Dec 2005, 10:29

the pilot light wont light its broken

:(

im at work now so im warm

19th Dec 2005, 10:32

parbuthnott says:

Yay for work and warmth and air conditioning as standard in dull orifices.

But seriously, get the man to clean the bits and it may just work -- gunk in the gas tube or summit may be the problem. I'll shut it now tho.

19th Dec 2005, 10:35

im not paying so he can do what he wants.

landlords pay for things like that

19th Dec 2005, 10:36

parbuthnott says:

Yay for landlords. As I said -- I'll shut it now.

19th Dec 2005, 10:38

Mark(ms_sexton-at-hotmail-dot-com) says:

Nice to read this and see others with similar issues. The pilot light on our Potterton flamingo 50 (not pink!) keeps going out when it’s windy!! I can eventually lite it but understand it may just need to new or cleaned thermalcouple. Ours must be 20+ years. They don’t make ‘em like they use too :-)

27th Jan 2019, 20:48

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