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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Hi Im having a spot of bother with an old combi boiler system and was wondering if anyone can advise me.
Boiler is a 'white star' which is a Ravenheat LS100T rebranded for B&Q. Year of manufacture 2004.
My system 2 bed semi with 5 radiators, has always had slow leaks, one in bedroom, one down stairs, as I find them, I have been replacing the old pipework.
I had a blissful 6 weeks, then I went into our loft and found a pool of water below the boiler :cb
I have had a good look and I have found the part thats leaking, (its actually a slow drip, water just looks like a lot when it wicks along wood), except I have no idea what it's called, if I call a 'gas safe' plumber is it something they can replace, or will they just write-off the whole boiler as old? Also how much should this job cost?
(If image uploads, the red arrow indicates a 4/5 mm bore hole that the water is slowly dripping from, any ideas if there is ment to be a grub screw blocking this hole? or if a leak indicates a known fault?)


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 Post subject: Re: Boiler leak
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Daryel wrote:
Hi Im having a spot of bother with an old combi boiler system and was wondering if anyone can advise me.
Boiler is a 'white star' which is a Ravenheat LS100T rebranded for B&Q. Year of manufacture 2004.
My system 2 bed semi with 5 radiators, has always had slow leaks, one in bedroom, one down stairs, as I find them, I have been replacing the old pipework.
I had a blissful 6 weeks, then I went into our loft and found a pool of water below the boiler :cb
I have had a good look and I have found the part thats leaking, (its actually a slow drip, water just looks like a lot when it wicks along wood), except I have no idea what it's called, if I call a 'gas safe' plumber is it something they can replace, or will they just write-off the whole boiler as old? Also how much should this job cost?
(If image uploads, the red arrow indicates a 4/5 mm bore hole that the water is slowly dripping from, any ideas if there is ment to be a grub screw blocking this hole? or if a leak indicates a known fault?)

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Hopefully one of the guys will confirm, but it looks like the diverter valve and is listed as item 69 (3 way valve) in the parts list.
If so I would assume it can be replaced, so no need to write off the boiler.
No idea about cost I'm afraid.


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 Post subject: Re: Boiler leak
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Yes that's the diverter valve.

Should be repairable but a complete PITA job to do on Ravenheat's.

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