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Boiler Annual Check

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Doug99, 25 Oct 2013.

  1. Doug99

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    Hi All,

    My Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 35CDI has just had its annual check, and the engineer has raised a safety warning stating that my 'flue is not clipped'.

    I've had the boiler for several yrs now and have never had any issues raised on previous inspections.

    What does this mean? He went into the loft space but I don't know if the problem is at the boiler or roof end of the flue. He suggested to my wife (I was at work), that the installation could be condemned if not corrected!!

    Is it a competent DIYer type of fix? It sounds mechanical rather than electrical/gas related.

    Cheers
     
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    Without a photo we cannot guess whats going on in your loft!

    In theory anything to do with a flue should be done by a gas reg person.

    However, if its only a matter of adding supports in the correct places then a good DIYer could do it and no one will know afterwards!

    Tony
     
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    Thanks Agile. The engineer was not specific. So does the term 'not clipped' suggest it refers to the supporting of the flue through the loft space? Or maybe the way it is sealed to the boiler? Its a straight vertical flue from the boiler, through the loft to the roof. It was installed by a Worcester specialist, so its just the term that's confusing me.
     
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    By By Worcester specialist, I I assume you mean someone who bears the title WAI.


    Not worth a warnk I'm afraid. Only proves they throw enough boilers a year at enough walls.

    Flue should be clipped at each joint iirc.
     
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    I expect they say every metre of length.

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    I've taken some pics of my boiler flue. I assume that the gas regs have changed since my boiler was checked last year. What needs to be done regarding 'clipping'?

    Cheers

     
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    Nothing has changed.

    Clips at every joint.
     
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    Looking at the pics, I would suggest that one flue clip would suffice. Fitted near the joint and attached to the adjacent roof timber.
     
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    Maybe one just beneath the ceiling though ;)
     
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    So the 'clips' are purely to prevent any movement of the flue, rather than anything specific regarding the flue joints?

    Are these clips available to the DIYer? Agile mentioned previously that any work regarding the flue should be done buy a gas registered person. But as I am not looking to disturb the integrity of the installation in any way, I would like to research my options.

    Any links or pics available of what these clips look like?

    Cheers all.
     
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    But what if you disturb the joints?
     
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    Hi All,

    The flue has an outside diameter of 90mm and all the Worcester Bosch brackets I've seen are sized 100mm. I've double checked the measurement, so why only 100mm?

    Cheers
     
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    Check again.
     
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    ooooh no firestop
     
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