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Puddle of water under boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DIY67, 13 Feb 2019.

  1. DIY67

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    Our boiler was serviced in Autumn but it has always been dropping it's bar, sometimes below the threshold of being able to turn on. When I refill the pressure to over 1 bar it then spikes into the red. Occasionally I am finding a small pool of water under the boiler, and felt the red tap which was weeping water. It doesn't always leak, but intermittently.

    Its a Heatline c24
     
  2. pete50

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    Yep looks like it's leaking.
     
  3. DIY67

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    Glad you cleared that up for me.
     
  4. Madrab

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    Get it looked at, 2 things that definitely need seeing to.
     
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    you have an expansion problem, thousands of threads about it on here look in the FAQs
     
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    And being a Heatline its almost certainly been installed by the non qualified and the pressure relief valve is probably not plumbed to the outside.
     
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    Bin it
     
  8. DIY67

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    I have thought of that actually, cutting my losses and getting something decent like a Glowworm as my plumber rates them for cheap parts unless anyone here can suggest something else ?

    I think as Spring is near and we won't be using it for it's heating, we will use it for the hot water and hope to replace in Autumn when we usually have it serviced.
     
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    Glowworm decent...find another plumber. Many of their models have been hopeless in the past and spares can be a rip off.
    Remember most manufacturers give incentives to plumbers to push boilers...look at all the pros and cons of each make model....backup, warranties honoured, parts availability etc.
     
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    Any suggestions to get me started ?
     
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    Your heatline is a glowworm !! Doh
    Just a cheap one with 2 year warranty instead of 7 with the proper label on boiler.
     
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