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Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by Argyll » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:17 pm

Am I correct in assuming this boiler has been installed incorrectly?

It looks as if compression fittings have been used on the gas pipe!
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by chrrris » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:01 am

I'm not a GasSafe person, but I'm unaware of their being any problem with suitably-approved compression fittings for gas. Not sure if that white stuff is plastic pipe, or copper pipe that has been painted though. If it's the former, then I'm pretty sure that's what would be termed by your average teenager as an "Epic fail". Otherwise, I'm going to guess "ugly, but compliant" for that install :-) Interested to see what the proper heating-engineer types have to say about it all though.
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by gas4you » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:15 am

Compression fittings can be used on gas as long as they are visible to allow for inspection.

No professional I know of would use compression fittings though, in those positions.

Looking at worktop level, it appears to be copper that is painted, I hope.
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by Argyll » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:06 am

Okay but someone on here a few years ago mentioned about not using compression fittings on a gas pipe. Maybe I picked them up wrong.

Which one is the gas pipe?
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by gas4you » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:34 pm

You may be thinking of the fact that compression fittings on gas pipe work cannot be hidden and not accessible such as behind kitchen units or under floorboards.

The gas is the middle 15mm pipe with the yellow isolating valve.

Yellow denotes gas.
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by Ktuludays » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:02 pm

That's a lovely install, very pleasing to the eyes, if you're stevie wonder [emoji3]

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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by wine~o » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:14 pm

The main issue I can see (apart from being untidy) is that it's a Vokera...

Not an Intergas... :hiding:
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by steviejoiner74 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:49 pm

It’s the salmonella bar joining the worktop that’s making me cringe the most! At least the pipe work can be boxed in :lol:
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by wine~o » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:54 pm

steviejoiner74 wrote:It’s the salmonella bar joining the worktop that’s making me cringe the most! At least the pipe work can be boxed in :lol:
I'd not noticed that *cough* joint until you mentioned...
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by arco_iris » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:47 pm

The bit I like is what looks like a rad. valve on the filling loop.
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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by Ktuludays » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 pm

arco_iris wrote:The bit I like is what looks like a rad. valve on the filling loop.
Good spot, it doesn't even look like a new valve [emoji23]

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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by arco_iris » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:59 pm

Ktuludays wrote:Good spot
Given that the lower half is painted & yet bare copper above the joints, the boiler has been replaced by one of the same make (or pattern)? Compression joints used so that the job can be done again if it doesn't work, but it did, so we didn't bother.

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Re: Boiler installation doesn't look right.

Post by Argyll » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm

I think the place is being rented for students/immigrants so the owner clearly isn't giving a flying f*ck. Every time I walk up the tenement stairs it's like being in the UN :-)
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