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Discuss Condensate pipe terminates into neighbours gutter, is this ok? in the Central Heating Forum area at

  1. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    that make no sense, so you would bond the sink top, baths , rads in bathrooms etc
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No mate. Something BG hammered into me. I would test for bonding and if there was not any I would instruct the customer that they need it doing at the gas meter. At least then the boiler would be bonded.
  3. goz666

    goz666 GSR

    We bond the five pipes under the boiler, it came about years ago during a Corgi inspection and the Inspector asked us why the boiler hadn't been bonded across the pipework when it was in a kitchen almost the same as the one in the pic, we explained that it wasn't something we did and he said from now on in areas of high humidity I want to see the boiler pipework bonded. Done it ever since, right or wrong we still do it.
  4. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    We don't cross bond anymore 17th threw that one out. Main ecopotential only and a must.
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  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    as they used to charge more for it at the boiler and then charge for the main :)
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  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    did you ask him why ????? elec regs dont require it or gas regs
  7. goz666

    goz666 GSR

    Nah Mate just did it, must admit though in this area most boilers we go to have been bonded across flow, dhw, gas, cold and return. A mate of mine was ranting the other week that all this bonding should be done by leccys. He still bonds the pipework as most lads seem to round here.
  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Very very true. I am not bothered about bonding at appliance as long as it is there elsewhere. But on all my installs I check they have it and if not I get them to get a sparky to do it for them. Ie at the meter or cold water pipework
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    and these days you have rcd which require them to be bonded if its an old 3036 its ncs anyway
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  10. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    All the guys have coverd everything but i must say it is a very poor install for the money you paid you should have got a better quality boiler and tidyer job than that hope it gets sorted regards kop
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  11. cr0ft

    cr0ft Trusted Plumber GSR

    Just to clear up the bonding issue (as an electrician), if the power supply to the boiler is RCD protected then no cross bonding is required. All of the pipes coming into the boiler are attached to the boiler case which is earthed back through the earth busbar on the consumer unit. No point in adding work for the sake of it!
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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  12. Fiona

    Fiona New Member

    Thanks so much for all your feedback!

    We had him in this morning and everything that was raised has been seen to. But just to clarify for those wondering, yes the benchmark was completed in full in which it was stated the system had been flushed. We have also since received the GSR certificate for the job but I have also requested an inspection so hopefully we have someone in soonish to ok it all.

    Strangely though I ended up contacting an expert via and received the following -
    "it is ok to discharge the condense into that rainwater guttering provided the owner of that guttering agrees". Obviously they weren't happy with it hence the looking into this in the first place but its interesting to see it being ok after all that has been said.

    Anyway, hopefully its all resolved now and we have happy neighbours again.

    Thanks for your help!
  13. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    It can only go to rain water if neutralised or it's a combined rain water and sewage drain.

    Was the filling loop connected to the hot water?
  14. leesparkykent

    leesparkykent S. Mod

    The only place boiler pipework needs bonding is if its installed in a bathroom that's been wired to pre 17th edition (so no RCD on bathroom circuits) as all extraneous conductive parts and exposed conductive parts in that location require cross bonding so in the event of a fault the extraneous and exposed conductive parts are at the same potential.
  15. magicno1

    magicno1 GSR

    Double check valve installed wrong! Should be on the cold inlet guys!
    Sorry to say but Rouge Traders may like this one!
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