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leak from inside combi boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ij56long, 25 Oct 2004.

  1. ij56long

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    My friend has a leaking combi boiler. I took the front off and theres a brass disc-like cylinder about 4 inches in diameter with a nipple in the centre with a microswitch mounted in front of that. The leak is coming from the middle of the nipple. It looks like it can be tightened up - is this something I can do or do i need to call in a proffessional.

    Cheers for any advice
     
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    you need to read the top entry, ie what boiler etc

    No work can be done on a gas appliance unless corgi registered.

    sounds like the presure differential is leaking..........call a proffesional!!!
     
  4. ij56long

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    I have 99.9% made my mind up to tell them they need to get someone in anyway. I'll have a go at most jobs, but i don't really want mess with the inside of a gas appliance.

    Just wanted to know what the brass part was and if it could be fixed simply by tightening it up a bit.

    Cheers
     
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    and if he is one, he should be able to spell this right proper! :D
     
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    Sounds like you're looking at the diaphragm switch on the front of a diverter valve. No - the pressure seal does NOT tighten up.
    Get someone in before it drips onto something vital - like the PCB. New diaphragm assy: about 30 quid. New PCB 90 quid. Your call.!
     
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    ahhhh.......yeahhhh......eerrrrr.......

    lisdexia rules K.O :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    (quickly runs off stage with spell checker under arm)
     
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    Thanks for the advice

    I will be telling my friend today that they need to 'get a man in'

    Like i said i'll have a go at most things but haven't got a clue what i'm doing inside a boiler (especially someone elses) so will leave them to it

    Cheers
     
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