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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:02 am 
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Hi.

I have a frozen condensation pipe due the cold weather (I have a logic combi boiler)

Unfortunately because the boiler is very high I can't get to the condensation pipe outside to thaw it. A neighbour told me they were advised by an engineer to pull out the condensation pipe from the boiler as a short term measure, then to restart the boiler.

So I tried it and it worked. I reconnected the condensation pipe back into the boiler and it's been working since. Actually the engineers I rang said they would do something similar but actually cut the pipes.

I just wanted to check whether what I've done is safe? There's no risk of gas leak is there?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:43 am 
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That's ok as a temperary measure and is safe.
The only problem is that if you have reconnected the condensate pipe, because it is likely to be still frozen the problem is likely to reacure.
Better to leave the pipe disconnected and place a suitable container/bucket to catch the water until the pipe thaws.


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Yep cutting the pipe and/or fitting a temporary bit of pipe and running the water into a bucket is the best thing to do until the weather warms up.


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