Worcester Ri flow pipe elbow leaking

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  1. Muzz

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    Hi,

    One for any heating engineers out there?

    I have a Worcester Greenstar 18ri and the flow pipe elbow is leaking. This sits between the heat exchanger and the flow pipe, it has a syphon on the top.

    I've taken the case off and spotted where the drip was coming from, when the system is up to pressure there is actually a fine jet of water coming out so I'm 99% sure it is this part.

    I'm pretty diy savvy and have replaced pump, valve actuators, radiators etc. but as a rule I never tamper with the boiler.

    However, I'm wondering if this part is easily and safely replaced? :?:

    The reason is if can't get a callout by friday, I'll need to do something before I go away on holiday for a week.

    Thanks,
     
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    You already have.

    Turn it off an call a professional.
     
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    and a bit dangerous , you need to get someone in who is registered .
     
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    Just replace it, glory boy. None of the rgi's on here give a toss about your daring adventures.
    Get on with it - you don't need to ask for permission.
     
  6. Muzz

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    The boiler was powered off as soon as I saw a drip on the casing, and I've only removed the casing to see how bad it looked, then looked in the manual to see what I was. I don't think that is too bad a thing or that I'm dangerous, if I was dangerous I would have just cracked on without a care in the world.

    But I completely take your comments onboard. My question was looking for advice/guidance, not validation that it's ok to get stuck in.
     
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    You don't seem to have realised what your have done which is dangerous!

    The case forms the room sealed aspect of the boiler which should only be opened by an RGI.
     
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    Thanks for saying why it was wrong, that wasn't something I was aware of.
     
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