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Flue position

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Syrup47, 19 Oct 2021.

  1. Syrup47

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    Hi,

    I had my 20-year-old oil-fired boiler replaced by a condensing boiler six months ago. The gas registered installer used the same position for the flue as my old boiler, which I had always questioned as it emits onto the footpath leading to my front door. He told me it is quite legitimate as it meets all the necessary requirements.

    I was just enquiring if this is true, as now the colder weather is here people have to sometimes walk through it when it's on and a couple of them have complained.

    If not is there an easy remedy?

    Thanks


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    Boiler make/model?

    Some can have a plume diverter kit fitted which will move the terminal up above head height
     
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    It looks too close to a vent (opening into the building). Also a boiler should be installed so plume (the visible vapour you can see when condensing) doesn’t cause a nuisance.
     
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    Too close to cill/openings into building (600mm)
    As has been said should be installed so it cannot create a nuisance.
    Needs a plume dispersal kit will need standard kit plus a 45 bend to move it across to side of window.
    Out of interest were you provided with a oftec/building regs certificate?
     
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    One of my neigbours has a similar flue, been there for years before the regs (2004).
     
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    My original boiler and flue were installed in 2000. It's just a different style of flue installed.
     
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    Thank you for all your replies.

    It is a Worcester Greenstar FS 30CDi Floor Standing Regular Boiler, a like for like for the old oil one. My original boiler and flue were installed in 2000. It's just a different style of flue installed.

    I have a Gas Safe Certificate. It was installed by a certified Worcester Bosch installer.

    I contacted the installer and he said a: the window nearest to the flue is the nonopening side of a double window and the opening window is well beyond the minimum requirements. b: the upper vent is sealed off as it was there for the original boiler (I have checked and is) and the boiler has adequate ventilation.

    As regards the nuisance, he said the plume should only be noticeable when the boiler first starts which it is. As I have only had a couple of people complain it is my choice if I wanted a flue diverter fitted. I'll think about it.

    Is it an option to have a 45-degree plume bend fitted to divert to the side or down?
     
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    My boiler was installed in 2019 with the flue close to the patio doors but meets the min distance regs to window/door, however during the summer you can smell the gases coming out of it when we are seated outside enjoying the weather and also some of it can be smelt inside the kitchen when the patio doors is open, it depends which way the wind is blowing.

    It still met the regs.
     
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