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Leaking - LONG PIPE FROM HEAT EXCHANGER Vokera, part no. 10023947

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Emohawk11, 20 Nov 2020.

  1. Emohawk11

    Emohawk11

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    The pipe is leaking and I presume requires a replacement hose / pipe.

    I'd like to understand:

    1) Will a replacement pipe solve the leaking (The pipe leaks when cold, but no leak when warm)
    2) Is the pipe replacement a simple DIY job, or is it best left for a professional ?
    3) Any issues / tips to look out for when replacing the hose ?

    Note: I've found the two water isolation valves to the pump, which is where the cold and hot flow pipes leave and enter the heat exchanger. I can isolate the electricity to the boiler by just unplugging it.

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    Can' see the pictures but @ianmcd can probably help if you give more information. What boiler is it?
     
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    yep will need a new braided hose, that boiler has two, better to change both at the same time, they will be chocked solid as you have a dirty system, nothing to stop you doing it yourself but better to get an experienced Vokera engineer to do it and add cleanser then inhibitor
     
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    Thanks Ian,

    What is the indicator that the system is dirty ? The boiler was serviced ~ a year ago.
     
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    feel the hoses they will be hard and brittle, but dont squeeze them as they will deposit all the crud into the hydraulic manifold and a total mare to get out , servicing the boiler , the water quality would never be checked , unless it was BG trying to sell you a powerflush
     
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