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Posted 20th Jan
Hi there

Noticed some green liquid coming from pipe at the bottom of the boiler. Anyone know of this is an issue please.

Thank you

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When was your last annual inspection?
surely the clue is in the question? : )
Who you gonna call ?
esar21/01/2020 00:39

When was your last annual inspection?


New boiler fitted Nov 19
brailer21/01/2020 07:21

New boiler fitted Nov 19


No brainer, get the installer out straight away
Call up dave benson Phillip's. It's the gunge they use for get your own back.
Contacted installer.
It’s leaking water and the green thing is mold because it’s leaking
Sort it out now before pipe looks old
Misslovely21/01/2020 08:58

It’s leaking water and the green thing is mold because it’s leaking Sort it …It’s leaking water and the green thing is mold because it’s leaking Sort it out now before pipe looks old


Green is liquid and sticky. Don't think it's mold.
brailer21/01/2020 09:08

Green is liquid and sticky. Don't think it's mold.



It is not mold, it's either antifreeze or copper oxidation. The system is leaking.
Edited by: "TobyZ" 21st Jan
TobyZ has 2/3rds of the possibility. But if it is CU2O on a boiler, I would expect it to a) dry and b) lighten in colour as it dries in the warm air. Antifrezed would also more likely evaporate

It may also be flange sealant as used by boiler fitters who don't trust their own ability to correctly fasten a compression joint. It's designed to be liquid in air but harden under pressure inside the joint.

You have the pictures. Send them to the plumber. Or wipe it dry with a paper towel and see if it reappears and then call the plumber. Dont get it on you or your clothes etc
Edited by: "ccnp" 21st Jan
It's just some flux that has been used on the soldered joints - nothing to worry about. Just clean it off with a wet rag. The joints on the leaking fitting could do with a little tightening. As it is a new boiler you're right to call the installer out to sort this.
Thanks everyone. Il update when I know more.
Like like a shiney new system from the pics
brailer21/01/2020 12:04

Thanks everyone. Il update when I know more.


Clean it up
And see If appears again it looks like it's stopped leaking sometimes that happens and then it just stops.
The green liquid is the inhibitor added to water in the heating system to protect your heating system and you just need to tighten the nut to fix the leak.
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