Condensate pipe leak

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  1. Wbs1982

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    Hello there im hoping for some information as im completely clueless on this subject, my neighbour installed a boiler in the spare room of thier house and without asking ran an external gas pipe down the front of my property and the condensate pipe into my gutter pipe. About 3 months later i got new gutters and rough cast and the guys doing the work cut his condensate pipe from the gutter, i told my neighbour it was up to him to sort this out but now 6 months later the condensate pipe is leaking onto his gas pipe that runs down my property, im aware that the waste is acidic but how dangerous can this be as neighbour has clearly no intention of re routing the pipe, thanks.
     
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    I'd have got someone to cut his gas pipe aswell....
     
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    It did cross my mind
     
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    It will rot through the copper gas pipe fairly quickly if the pipe isn't protected
     
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    Is there any serious danger of am i just being worried about nothing?
     
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    As it's outside the danger of fire /explosion is miniscule unless it's close to a point of entry such as window or air brick the pipe will pin hole first but it will rot right through and does need addressed sooner than later they can rot in the matter of months
     
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    Who gave him permission to run the gas pipe down your wall?
    Who did the work for him?
    Do you know if the person doing the work was Gas Safe certified? (Doesn't appear to be, from what you have told us).
    Tell your neighbour you have sought advice and that you believe his installation is actually illegal and putting people, (his family as well as yours), in danger and if he doesn't rectify it quickly you will have no course but to seek legal advice.
     
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