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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Android 07, 4 May 2021.

  1. Chris_W

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    Then what question was asked? :confused:
    Seems like it was asked more than onceo_O
     
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    Depends on how tight things are.

    If you've got the extra minimum of a grand then just replace it.

    But his alone might not fix your problem if there is a hole in the pipework somewhere
     
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    Dangee, I tried it today. It dropped from 1.5 to 0.
     
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    leak is within the boiler
     
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    So, definitely time for a new boiler?
     
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    Dunno could be something simple
    He asked if it is new boiler time, if it want the boiler leaking he could change the boiler twice a day, wont stop the problem if it isnt the boiler, so of course that is the question
     
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    Check if water is constantly dripping from condence pipe (white plastic) when boiler is not on but under pressure. If yes, change the boiler. If no, it must be the pressure relief cartridge letting by.
    Awkward but cheap repair.
     
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    No dripping on the pipe.
     
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    Which pipe? The white plastic one or the discharge pipe which runs outside?
     
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    There's only one copper pipe outside.
     
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    We're trying to determine if the pressure drop is due to the safety valve leaking (the copper pipe) or the main boiler heat exchanger leaking (the white plastic condensate pipe).
    So locate the plastic pipe from the boiler and see if your can easily see whether it's constantly dripping.
     
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    When the boiler isn’t running
     
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    Removed at poster request
     
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    Yes, it is a combi boiler.

    Gasguru, the boiler is in the bathroom on the first floor. From my garden, I can only see the copper pipe coming out of it. Is the plastic pipe the Flue?
     
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    There should be a plastic condensate pipe

    Should be something like I have circled in the below pic IMG_20210507_190538.jpg
     
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