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leak inside boiler?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by competentnovice, 20 Apr 2011.

  1. competentnovice

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    Good morning all.

    Last night I heard a drip coming from the boiler (SIME ecomfort 30HE). There were no visible leaks externally.
    About 4 months ago, I repaired an aquafilter leak with new gaskets, and assumed it was something to do with this, so took the cover off to inspect.
    Nothing that i can see. No sign of water where it shouldnt be!
    I can still hear this drip though. its DEFINITELEY coming from inside. I can only imagine its in the part of the boiler where the heat exchanger and gas burner live. My question is am I allowed to remove the cover to this part of the boiler to inspect for a leak, or does this have to be inspected by a gas safe engineer?
    Better to be safe than sorry!
    Thanks
    Matt
     
  2. competentnovice

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    Sorry forgot to add that the system appears to be holding its pressure, and still operates correctly.
    Matt
     
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    Could be a leak on the hot water side. Time to get a gassafe reg plumber or heating engineer in. ;) ;)
     
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    If the cover is not part of the combustion chamber, you can remove it. The M.I. will show you.
     
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