safety discharge pipe locations

16 Jul 2008
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United Kingdom
We are going to build an extension to the side of the house, the only pipe that needs to be removed is the safety discharge pipe from the combi boiler which comes out of the wall with the outlet pointing down over a drain.

Can this pipe be relocated to go directly into a waste pipe as the condensate pipe is?
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no it cant.
you must be able to see if this pipe passes water as it would indicate a problem that requires attention.
it must also terminate in a safe position as any water exiting may be dangerously hot.
How is this best to do? Once the extension is built (two story) the wall on the side is out of the question? The back wall where the flue comes out has a conservatory below it and no drain other than guttering and soaks away.

I would take it that the pipe has to be run to virtual ground level to avoid the risk of burning? to achieve this the pipe would have to run 3meters horizontally and about 3m vertical, just to get the pipe to a position that someone might see if it discharged
generally it is unnecessary to run it to ground level.
it can exit an external wall & turn back on itself (ie two elbows).
then any escaping water will be directed back against the wall.
there is also a specific fitting available to do this.
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