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Removing Condensate Pipe From Vaillant boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mr Sparkle, 21 Dec 2018.

  1. Mr Sparkle

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    Does anyone know how to remove the condensate pipe directly from a boiler ?

    I'd like to remove this in order to decorate the wall behind and reattach
     
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    Dont shoot the messenger, it is part of the flue , you shouldnt be touching it
     
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    ermmm no its not, if that were the case the kitchen sink would be classed as part of the flue which is ridiculous.
     
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    well I disagree
     
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    I thought the condensate pipe was ok to touch and didn’t require gas safe? If you had to open the boiler to get to where it connects to the trap and stuff that would be a different matter. Someone gas safe can confirm.
     
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    Got the gas safe guy coming over tomorrow to do some boiler work for me..

    However i wanted to decorate the area behind the condensate pipe while i had the chance
     
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    I'm referring to the white pipe that takes condensed water away from the boiler

    It's usually white in colour
     
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    So where does the flue end ? the p trap under the sink ? the soil stack or the sewer ? I mean there has to be a point where you say this is no longer part of the flue. for me its at the outlet of the condensate trap.
     
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    And if the boiler does not have a condensate trap, or the condensate trap has run dry, or the boiler has been first fired without the condensate trap being properly commissioned , what then ?
     
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    What boiler does not have a condensate trap built in ? after the trap its just plumbing.
     
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    In the unlikely event of any of those being the case, I would guess he'd switch the boiler off before removing the pipe, so in practice it's not a problem.
    But it's an odd question IMO. He can see the set-up, and what fittings/connectors it has. If it isn't obvious how to take it apart, there's not much this forum can add to it.
     
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    OP is now trying the same Q from a different angle now, got to love a trier!
     
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