- I have a boiler central heating system in which the central heating and hot water feed off one tank in the roof . I have been advised by a plumber that I need to replace the boiler for a combi system, as the system I have is illegal. Can you confirm and a
- I have a modern high efficiency condensing boiler which developed a fault during the recent very cold weather caused by the condensate drain freezing. Is there anything that can be done to prevent this happening again?
- I am looking for a boiler manual, where can I find a copy?
- What is the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) and how do I claim it?
- How important is water treatment for heating systems?
My neighbour has installed a condensing boiler with flue outlet within 2.5m of boundary. The white plume emitted drifts into my bedroom window. Iâ€™m concerned that the plume must contain NOx, CO2 and gaseous substances which might be harmful. Is it safe?
While the flue products from your neighbour’s boiler will contain some of the substances you mention, by the time any of this drifts into your property it is likely to be highly diluted by the outside air and not immediately harmful. This is no to deny any “nuisance” from the boiler plume, particularly the water vapour (steam) – which can be a significant issue between neighbours. While I do not have full details of the location, it seems that the boiler has been installed in accordance with Building Regulations (2.5m from the boundary).
This situation is not uncommon and many boiler manufacturers now produce “plume diverter” kits for their flue outlets. These fit to the outside wall and direct the flue products sideways or upwards at an angle. Other types of flue terminal can take the flue products up the wall to roof level via an external pipe. This may offer a solution – if your neighbour would be willing to fit one (NB a Gas Safe registered installer should do any work associated with the boiler flue and only the boiler manufacturer’s recommended products should be used).
Latest from HHIC:
#Homeowners! Do you ask to see engineers Gas Safe registration card? No? next time, can you? #lifeanddeath… https://t.co/5Lveemvig4Follow us