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  1. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    hi guys I capped if a gas meter today. Ideal Mexico boiler. Flue not clipped used metal banding and duct tape around all the flue joints. I also noticed condensation staining on the flue joints,sight glass cracked, gas pipe work too close to wall not sleeved or correct clips used there was a nail bend over touching gas pipe acting as a support.
    I'm I right in doing what I've done.
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That's how they did it duct tape and Banding

    But as you say there's staining / joints looking roapy ar

    Gas pipe sleeve and too close to the wall is ncs
    Unless showing sign of destress

    Sight glass is ar
     
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  3. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    Well I've capped it I didn't want too take the risk. With 2 items at risk do they not then became id? It is a landlords saftey check. Better being save than sorry.
     
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  4. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    No co 2 alarm
     
  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would of capped on just the flue if it's looking that ropey
     
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  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Definitely agree about the banding. Depends how it was done though, as there was a right way (from one beam tight around the flue to another beam) and a wrong way (from one beam around the flue and back to the same beam)
     
  7. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Ncs doesn’t exist no more according to my academy.
     
  8. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Out of curiosity, why didn't you smoke test the flue and if it passed, then fit the missing brackets?

    I am asking because I see a lot of boilers at the moment which have been condemned unnecessarily and It can be very unfair on the customer. I have not seen this one obviously and it may well be that you did the right thing. Just wondered why you didn't repair it?
     
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  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Still exist just no need to do anything about it
     
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  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I'm guessing as he saw the boiler missing the glass he thought no need as the boilers going off either way
     
  11. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    I'm new to this so forgive me.. the banding was the wrong way plus with the metal touching metal will corrode the open flue. There was at the joints of flue staining from condensation. Open flue. In fact this was the first open flue boiler I've done a landlord saftey check. i never got round in doing a smoke test. I don't have anyone's in the company to ask for advice they just say do what you think as I'm the only one who is gas safe registered.
     
  12. sammathias

    sammathias GSR

    Well if it is possible to get new sight glass,probably doubtful then I would have still flue flow tested and ammended supports...even at a later date. But you are right in condemning it for the time being.
     
  13. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I always do a full LGSC or service before I leave. The last thing I want is to go back and find it is still AR or worse ID.
     
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  14. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    A cracked sight glass on an open flue Boiler is no big issue. If it was missing or had a hole in it I would agree it needed replacing but they are readily available and easy to swap anyway.
     
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    Last edited: Jun 6, 2018
  15. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    Thank you all for you advice thanks
     
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