Hello, Could I please ask for your help? I have an old Baxi Bermuda 552 Back Boiler and (I believe) the gas fire that went with it. (I'll add a photo of the fire as that might help you once I start wittering away) I think they're approx 27 years old and, until now, have been very reliable and we've never had any problems. However, on Sunday the pilot light went out. I wriggled about on the floor and discovered how to light it again but the next day it went out again and, since then, it won't stay alight. I'm pressing the grey button and the ignition button, then holding in the grey button for AGES but, as soon as I release the grey button, the pilot light goes out again. The gas fire works fine so I'm able to use that (I hope that's safe) but the boiler is dead ...... kaput ..... conked out ..... is a boiler no more. I rummaged about in the airing cupboard and found a switch for the immersion heater (which I didn't even know we had) but that doesn't work. The switch lights up but seems to think that's all it needs to do; "Heating the water must be someone else's job coz it ain't mine". I've now left it switched on for 24 hours and the water is still cold. I'm just glad we had an immersion heater to fall back on!! So I have no hot water in the house apart from boiling a kettle. Please, can you tell me if the pilot light going out is a common problem and easily fixed (even temporarily)? Also, am I OK to use the gas fire? I don't want to blow up the house, or my neighbours, or myself. I appreciate the boiler is very old and I don't know if it's worth fixing (if that's possible) Perhaps it's time to buy a new boiler and gas fire but, ideally, I'd like to have some hot water whilst I'm deciding what to buy and where to put it. I know I can't have another back boiler and any new boiler needs to be placed elsewhere in the house but I'd prefer to have some time to think it through properly rather than do it in a rush and maybe regret it later. Apologies if I'm asking you questions which you can't answer without seeing the boiler. Also, I'm sorry if I sound like a complete dead loss; ......... it's probably because I am I've never really had to sort out these things before but now, sadly, I do. I have a house which is falling to pieces around me and I'm learning as I go along. Actually, I don't mind that but it's sometimes a steep learning curve and it means I ask loads of really daft questions ............ So I'll just apologize in advance I'd be very grateful for any help and advice you can give me.