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    Boiler help / advice needed

    Hi

    Just wondered if any1 could help me??

    Ive just put the heating on and when i went outside noticed there is a copper pipe located behind the boiler wall and water is running out of it quite fast. Is this normal ??

    We've had nothing but problems since it was installed over 1 yr ago.

    Any advice would be greatly accepted

    Thanks Vikki

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    Sounds like your safety valve is lifting, is the central heating top up valve shut?

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    Benson's Bargain;7191113

    Sounds like your safety valve is lifting, is the central heating top up … Sounds like your safety valve is lifting, is the central heating top up valve shut?



    I have no idea, waiting for my hubby to get home to look,

    i know im thick lol, do u know where i would be able to find this ?? thanks

    your hubby needs to service the old boiler regularly :thumbsup:

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    transit;7191147

    your hubby needs to service the old boiler regularly :thumbsup:



    lol

    It's the Pressure Relief valve, Check on the Boiler and see if the little Pressure Dial has gon e into red, Could be the boiler filling loop tap is open. Could give you more advice if Make and Model of boiler is known.

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    bargain surfer;7191191

    It's the Pressure Relief valve, Check on the Boiler and see if the little … It's the Pressure Relief valve, Check on the Boiler and see if the little Pressure Dial has gon e into red, Could be the boiler filling loop tap is open.



    thanks, will have a look at that, i know where the pressure dial is !! although dont know about a loop tap !

    Original Poster

    bargain surfer;7191191

    It's the Pressure Relief valve, Check on the Boiler and see if the little … It's the Pressure Relief valve, Check on the Boiler and see if the little Pressure Dial has gon e into red, Could be the boiler filling loop tap is open. Could give you more advice if Make and Model of boiler is known.



    Hi, the boiler make is Ferroli, no model number on it though, sorry, it was only installed sept, 08

    vikkiwathall;7191208

    thanks, will have a look at that, i know where the pressure dial is !! … thanks, will have a look at that, i know where the pressure dial is !! although dont know about a loop tap !


    If the reading dial is showing a high or constant reading yet the water is coming out through the pressure relief valve then the Filling Loop tap is open, thus pressure relief valve has activated, if the tap is closed then the pressure in your boiler will drop until it runs more or less dry, either way it's probably a good idea to turn the central heating off for now.

    Original Poster

    bargain surfer;7191247

    If the reading dial is showing a high or constant reading yet the water … If the reading dial is showing a high or constant reading yet the water is coming out through the pressure relief valve then the Filling Loop tap is open, thus pressure relief valve has activated, if the tap is closed then the pressure in your boiler will drop until it runs more or less dry, either way it's probably a good idea to turn the central heating off for now.



    Thanks for the advice, turning it off now, going to pick my hubby up from work, will ask him to look at the pressure valve when he gets in, he might understand it a bit better than i do


    once again many thanks for the advise, rep given

    this happened to us recently when the pressure was too high on our baxi, the gas man showed us how to manage the pressure & manually top up the water.. i was frightened the boiler might blow but he said it wouldnt it would just keep on overflowing outside:oops:

    Original Poster

    kassy2005;7191288

    this happened to us recently when the pressure was too high on our baxi, … this happened to us recently when the pressure was too high on our baxi, the gas man showed us how to manage the pressure & manually top up the water.. i was frightened the boiler might blow but he said it wouldnt it would just keep on overflowing outside:oops:



    Thanks, gonna get hubby to look and check the pressure dial when he gets in, hope he can fix it lol

    NP. The Pressure Relief valve will be at the other end of that copper pipe going to the outside, sometimes if some dirt gets lodged in it that may cause the problem you have. Fully opening and closing the vave several times may sort it out, just make sure that the Filling Loop taps are turned off fully.

    Should you need to call out a plumber just tell them you need a Pressure Relief valve changing, and get a quote before he comes out. Shouldn't be too expensive and is a fairly common problem on many central heating systems.

    hi, been a boiler service engineer, chances are it is dirt in the pressure relief valve.
    if this is the case it will probally explain your problems since installation of the boiler.i would guess the heating system was not flushed out properly before the connection of the new boiler,any dirt is not good news for new boilers.
    A good flush of the heating system seperately from the boiler, and then a clean of the boiler should do the trick,make sure you use a gas safe engineer hope this helps.

    Just type in your postcode to find a registered engineer if you do need to call someone out.

    gassaferegister.co.uk/
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