Croydon - nightlife, accommodation, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Does anybody know of a reputable boiler engineer in Croydon?
    Preferably an ariston expert as apparently these are beyond some engineers.

    . . . my boiler won't come on. Arrrhh.
     
  2. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    I'm just searching for my old plumbers details. He works South London.
    Before you call someone, Is it combi boiler and is there sufficient pressure in the system? There should be a guage to show this. Needle should be in the green area.

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  3. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yes, everything seems to be fine, 1.7, I can hear the pressure switch click when I turn on the tap, just no ignition.
    The lights all indicate it is operating fine. . . . until I hold down the reset button. The the yellow flue light flashes. The boiler should reset after 15 minutes, but it doesn't.
     
  4. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    That's the extent of my heating troubleshooting I'm afraid.... I've emailed him as I seem to have lost his number! I'll message you as soon as he gets back to me.

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  5. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  6. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    ATOMIC SUPLEX i used interheat who are based in carshalton to install my boiler a Worcester Bosch. Not had to call them out to fix it yet though so can't say how good they are on that front.

    The pub with the dog was the Pawson's Arms. Haven't actually been round there for ages though so cannot vouch for its dog contingent these days.

    The Oval Tavern has cats but not sure how present they are.

    The Builders Arms round the corner from the Oval always seemed to have owners with dogs.
     
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  7. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    ATOMIC SUPLEX I've messaged you with heating guy phone number.

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  8. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Scott Hunter (or his brother or his dad) - collectively, they trade as Hunter Heating. Have been servicing my boiler for years, and my daughter's.

    Local family.

    07983 704069

    If you phone him, tell him you're a friend of mine. If they are too busy, they can probably recommend someone else - they seem to know everyone in the trade locally :)
     
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  9. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    Songs about South London. If you've ever seen The Effras play, you'll know they've got a great book of songs that are all steeped in South London memories. West Norwood, Streatham, Brixton, Crystal Palace, Penge. They were really great at WN Feast recently.

    Playing tomorrow night (Thurs 21st) at the Oval in Croydon. They don't play so frequently these days so well worth coming down. On stage around 9pm.

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  10. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    I know the Hunters. Never used their services but can confirm they are good people!

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  11. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Thanks for the help everybody. It's not looking good. Nobody seems to be able to come out today and most seem to agree they would have to order the part which means no heating or water until the new year.
     
  12. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Can't spare the time unfortunately.
     
  13. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Oh dear. I guess it’s a busy time for all of them! :(
     
  14. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Don’t forget the Dog and Bull on Surrey Street!

    I reckon you’ve got a great pub crawl developing. :)

    Sorry I can’t join you - I’m busy on Saturday.
     
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  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I managed to miss the bit where you said it was this saturday. I can't make it unfortunately, but look forward to hearing how it went.
     
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  16. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Happy Winter solstice to Croydon Urbz...here's a pic of the solstice sunset that I took a few years ago from the summit of Croham Hurst. At this time of the year the sun nestles down exactly into the 'notch' of the Caterham valley when viewed from the set of Mesolithic pits on the summit. Tempting to think that such a pleasing solar phenomena might in some way have accounted for the special nature/location of the Mesolithic ritual structures?

    Solstice greetings to all!

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  17. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    He was fantastic. I'm so pleased with his work, especially after I have seen other guys previously who gave me no confidence at all. If he was a bullshitter he is very very very good at it. No call out fee, just got down to it.
    He even brought another guy today who flushed everything out at no extra cost.
    I'll be getting a new boiler with him, ten years parts and labour, at half the price others have quoted and only £65 annual check up.

    Thanks again.

    So pleased that urban exists for these family emergencies, I literally feel a bit high.
     
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  18. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    That was my first thought when i met him too! :D,
     
  19. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I've never been so pleased to hand over £200 squids for 30 minutes work. The laundry was £10 and now the Croydon pools are sold off I would have had to pay £35 for a shower for my daughter and myself (one month's membership and a session).
    Now I just need a drone free take off from Gatwick.
     
  21. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Went shopping in Croydon yesterday. Don't know why I bothered. Huge swathes of shops gone. St Georges walk all boarded up.
    Got some silver and left in sadness and disgust.
     
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  22. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Pub 1 of 12 pubs Croydon Christmas received_354830618651441.jpeg
     
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  23. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    This is harder than I thought....We're only on pub 6....
     
  24. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Onto pub 7 ...the claret and ale via the tram
     
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  25. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    We've made it to pub 9
    builders arms

    We're still hopeful to get to at least 10
     
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  26. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    Miss-Shelf Great job!

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  27. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    In the end we made it to 11

    The Clifton Arms
    The Beer Cabin (I know)
    The Cherry Tree
    The Shevedine Goathouse
    The Portland Arms
    The Joiners Arms
    The Claret and Ale
    The Alma
    The Builders Arms
    The George
    The Green Dragon :thumbs:

    There is a lack of pubs open after 1am in Croydon and we could not face a bar

    We wasted a bit of time in the earlier pubs and got a bit side tracked by a brexit debate in the joiners arms but overall we did good
     
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  28. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    You should have popped in to the Albion or the Jolly Sailor between the goathouse and the Portland.

    Oh - and you also walked past the Gold Coast, which is a shame.

    But looks like a good night out. :)
     
  29. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Gold Coast had a paying event on
     
  30. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Oh! :(

    Well, you nearly made 12 :)
     

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