Welcome to the web site of ThreeOrbs Specialist Services.
We offer a large range of technical services for Westray, Papa Westray (Papay) and throughout Orkney and northern Scotland.
Please contact us directly for a full range of our services and to discuss your specific needs, or see the About page for a brief summary of some of the services available.
Emergency services are available whenever possible. Covering buildings, heating, electrical or plumbing works.
This project is progressing well. I have been seeking funding channels to get a bunch of pre-production ‘sweet-spot’ units built, along with microprocessor control boards in order to evaluate the ‘sweet spot’ controlling on boilers and heat pumps.
Read more… “Proportional Valve: L3 Prototype”
My prototype control circuitry for a cheap proportional hydronic central heating diverter/blender valve is progressing well.
The MkI version worked well with just mechanical switches. Producing a valve which can be set and held in any position of its normal rotational path. This now allows me to produce a CT (Constant Temperature) valve and control unit for well under £100. A significant saving on current units,which sell for several hundred pounds.
Read more… “Proportional Heating Valve”
I am now offering all tasks concerning Heating & Hot Water Systems, Oil Boilers and Heat Pumps.
Get your system installed, repaired or serviced at our very competitive rates. Or get your system optimised to save you money and get you a warm and toasty for winter……
Read more… “Heating & Hot Water”
Available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle is my latest publication. Regarding the consequences of not dealing with condensing oil and gas boiler condensates. This short and informative publication covers the damage that can occur if the condensate from your condensing boiler is not disposed of correctly, how it should be disposed of and what are the effects of letting this liquid go where it likes.
Read more… “Boiler Condensates”
At the end of last week, I was called to an air source heat pump, that had ceased operation. The obvious failure was a blown fuse on the main PCB. This fuse was so well blown, that the wire was vaporised perfectly on the inside fuse glass. This implies that there was serious short somewhere.
Read more… “Odd Heat Pump Failure”