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  1. Pastyman

    Pastyman New Member

  2. Pastyman

    Pastyman New Member

    A local plumber fitted a new Worcester Bosch condensing boiler about 4 years ago.
    He fitted the flue as shown in the picture.
    I recently removed the basket guard to replace it as it had gone rusty. (Why aren't they all made of stainless steel?)
    Should the flue outlet be pointing up in the air?
    Will rainwater go inside and cause problems?
    Should I turn it so it is angled downwards?
    Thanks for any replies.
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Nope that's fine, as it's a condensing boiler if there is any rain water that goes down the flue it's connected to the waste system (drain) via a white overflow pipe (you might be able to see this below the boiler on the inside of your house)

    I would be more concerned how the prv has been terminated/ looks like it's been snapped off

    Also looks like it's released some fluid (brown staining)
     
  4. Pastyman

    Pastyman New Member

  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Pressure relief valve or do you know what's the staining from if it isn't a pipe??
     
  6. Alpha man

    Alpha man GSR

    Apart from the stain, looks good to me,
     
  7. Pastyman

    Pastyman New Member

    The staining is from where the plumber didn't use a stainless mesh guard or stainless steel screws.
     
  8. Pastyman

    Pastyman New Member

    Is there any advantage to having the flue facing upwards rather than downwards?
     
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    ok and other than to stop it blowing flumes in your face no
     
  10. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Get a plume kit fitted then there no need for a terminal gaurd it will be above 2meters and well above head height

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  11. Pastyman

    Pastyman New Member

    Ok, thanks.
     
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As the terminal is still below 2m will still need a guard even with a plume kit
     
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  13. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    Perfectly fine pointing up, nothing wrong with it. As mentioned a terminal guard is required below 2 meter with or with out a plume kit.
     
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