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Author Topic: Boilers in cupboards - and instructions about the cupboard door  (Read 97 times)

Offline Duffield1

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When we moved house, our boiler (not a combi, the old-fashioned type) was in the garage, just sat nicely on the wall minding its own business.  When we converted the garage into rooms, the boiler was untouched, except that we had a cabinet with a door built around it (open at the bottom and top so air can circulate freely).

When we had it serviced, the gas man stuck a sticker on it about boilers in compartments, saying that the cupboard door should be closed at all times.

Now, our boiler is in one of the cooler parts of the house, so leaving the door open effectively makes the boiler an extra radiator.  Why should the recommendation be that we leave the door closed?