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Ravenheat boiler leaking

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ljjt, 12 Nov 2017.

  1. Ljjt

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    hi,

    I am aware these boilers aren't the best but mines been fairly good it's about 11 years old now. I've had to keep topping up the pressure every few days and I think the cause is the boiler leaking, I notice water weeping from inside. I've attached a picture, it seems to be coming from the top left where a pipe connects to the black component. Will this be expensive to sort out ? Many thanks for any help or advice

    Edit- I've replaced the photo as it's coming from the internal bit that I'm guessing I should not open up?
     

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    What model is the boiler.
    I take it that picture is rotated 90 degrees ccw from vertical!
    Looks like an auto air vent.
    Can try cleaning but may need replacing.
     
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    Need better photos and more angles to identify exactly that fitting - diverter valve? Again, boiler model required.
     
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    Hi, thanks for your help. Sorry it's a condensing fanned combi, csi 85 b (t)

    I've attached a new photo there is a drip from the screwed down metal casing just left of where the wire comes out
     
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    Sorry photo attached
     

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    The silver ‘metal casing’ is the combustion chamber. DO NOT OPEN IT!
    If the leak is coming from inside there, you need a Gas Safe Engineer to come and open it and have a look.
     
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    I thought so, thanks for your help I do really appreciate it
     
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    No probs.
    I think you may be looking at a new boiler as a new HEX on one of those heaps is not worth the £’s :sick:
     
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