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Boss connector leaks

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by p33kev, 17 May 2012.

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    I have had plumbers in to install a new heating system and they connected the boiler condensate to the main stack using a boss connector under the floor boards.

    Sounds simple enough but the cowboys did not properly glue the connector and missed a small 10mm section underneath. When i use the water anywhere else in the house, it leaks out water from this missing section.

    I tried putting more solvent but did not stop it leaking. I have subsequently surrounded the boss with silicone but not sure about the longevity. When i put the floor boards back it will be sealed forever and cannot leak again.

    Any advise please..
     
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    Too late now but gap cement would have been the stuff to use.
     
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    It aint gonna work :cry: The only way is to remove the boss completely by cutting / grinding and filing away the glue remains round the hole - then re do it with gap filling solvent and a new boss
     
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    Get the c**boys back to correct their basic error!
     
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    The leak has stopped but not sure whether the silicone will hold for long. Maybe i will give it another layer of silicone to make def sure unless someone has any other ideas. Do not want to remove the boss and start agin.
     
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