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I am currently installing insulation board in loft over the rafters and this will involve vents shown in the picture clashing with the board.

Is it acceptable to lower the vents by around 100mm, or is it preferable to extend them at an angle across the top of the flue to maintain their height above the boiler?

Also are the automatic vents preferred over the manual items, if so do I just position these in place of the manual items?

There are other small changes being made to radiator pipework at the same time which will require draining down the system so it seems the ideal time to complete the work.

Thanks for any ideas or advice you may have.


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No it's fine to lower them. The auto air vent was probably put in because Baxi Solos have a flow proving switch so can be a pain to get the air out of. Personally I don't like them because they always leak after a couple of years.

I'd stick with manual ones personally or I'd just cut the existing pipes, make them 4"shorter and join them with couplings for a really easy job :wink:

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Thanks Razor, do you suggest removing the auto air vent then?

Hadn't thought of just shortening as you suggest but that would be ideal.

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I'm guessing the LH pipe will be low enough anyway? If that's the case I'd just advise you to cut the same amount out of the right and middle pipes. Two straight 22mm compression fittings and you're good to go :thumbleft:

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Razor, yes as you say the LH pipe is low enough already, so I will do exactly as you suggest and install some straight connectors.

Thanks for the great advice.

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