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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Stephie, 17 Apr 2018.

  1. Stephie

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    Hi
    The overflow pipe is dripping. I have been researching how to stop it but am now confused as to where the pipe comes from. In my naivety I thought overflows just came from heating systems. I have now read it could be from the toilet.

    How do I find out which it is coming from?
     
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    Look at where it goes. You need to work out where it comes out relative to inside. If it exits on a bathroom wall, it may be an overflowing toilet. If it comes out of your roof, that's where it originates...
     
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    It comes from the bathroom wall. The problem is that is where the heater is as well. There is only a cold water tank in the loft. Where it is on the wall doesnt seem to correspond to the position of the toilet or heater.
     
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    What do you mean by heater?
    If you mean boiler what type is it?

    If the dripping pipe is plastic and open ended then it will be from a toilet or storage tank - either large tank (domestic water) or small tank ( central heating F&E).

    If the dripping pipe looks to be made of copper and curls back to the wall then this is likely to be a discharge pipe for a sealed system.

    Can you upload some photos - it would help us to help you.

    At this time, I’m of the mind that you’re confusing discharge with overflow and you have a defective PRV or undercharged EV or both.
     
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    This is a picture of the dripping pipe.
     

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