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Condensate pipe poking out of wall (not connected to drain)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ayebut, 2 Jun 2020.

  1. ayebut

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    Hi, I had a boiler installed in my first floor flat and the engineer has left the condensate pipe sticking out of the wall by a few inches - it doesn’t connect anywhere. He says it can just drip into the earth below. Does that sound right?
     
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  3. Mr.B

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    Is this a genuine (first) post?

    The OP must, surely know that, even the briefest search on the internet would SHOUT about as loudly as can possibly be shouted, that the condensate discharge pipe can not be left thus - and that it's far quicker to check on-line than it is to go to the trouble of registering your details on a plumbing forum and await replies (which I suspect might not be overly forthcoming).

    It must be the most commonly discussed topic imaginable.

    No, I apologise if I'm in the wrong here, but I don't see this going far.
     
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  4. ayebut

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    That was actually very helpful, apart from the tone. That is indeed how it was left at my house. Thanks, I guess.
     
  5. ayebut

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    Oh, and thanks for mansplaining the internet.
     
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    You can get mini soakaways for boiler condensate if there is no drain nearby.
     
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    No, it's wrong.
     
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    Was he a registered gas safe installer? Where did you get him from?
     
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  9. ayebut

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    Yeah, website says they’re registered. They’re local. I just rang and asked him to take it to drain.
     
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    Can you give us a pic or 2, 1 from inside under the boiler and as the pipe heads into the wall and outside as it exits, it's definitely the condensate?

    It will eat the render/mortar/brickwork over time if left like that.
     
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    Yep, that's what we had in the house we bought last year. When there was a fault and condensate was dripping all the time and boiler losing pressure it's ruined about 8 block paving bricks.
    The flue was going right across the garage ceiling without any supports and there was no ventilation.
    We had a gas safe certificate from the seller (carried out 2 weeks before we moved in) and the boiler had been regularly serviced and was installed by a gas safe registered person.
    Hardly inspires confidence.
     
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    Posting 42D42314-C705-4065-83D3-DF7DE13E51D3.jpeg pics - inside boiler cupboard and outside wall.
     
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    No that is completely wrong, call him and tell him to sort it or call gas safe and ask for an inspection
     
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    Oh my .... :eek: and it's not even that far from a soil pipe, not have his ladders that day?? +1 Yup, get him back to get that sorted or reported.

    oh... and .... :whistle: ...... It should increase by a pipe size to 32mm if it travels outside ;) and what make of boiler is it?
     
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    Hang on this is 21st C. plumbing - not the 1960's where a guy would climb a ladder and drill a cast iron soil pipe for a boss ;)
     
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    And drip on peoples heads @ the front door :eek:
     
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