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Oil Boiler, signs of spillage

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Jake1886, 10 Feb 2011.

  1. Jake1886

    Jake1886

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    Was asked to visually check a flue on a boiler today that I assumed to be gas fed, apparently terminal was damaged in high winds.
    Anyway it was an oil Worcester Danesmoor that I was confronted with and there were evident signs of spillage on ceiling around flue and on the flue itself. I Obviously rang my manager and told him to get an oftec engineer to check this over asap, I have no clue with oil fed appliances or am I oftec registered. My only queston is if oil appliances show the same signs of spillage as a gas appliance would?
     
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    Yes, except it's more like leakage. Spillage is where gas POC's are going the wrong way, back into the room whereas what you have is POC's being fanned the correct way but leaking through cracks etc leaving heat or soot marks. CF flues will be very hot so will mark adjoining materials even if sound.
     
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