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Pressure release pipe
I had my old knackered combi alpha cb28 removed a week ago from an oversized airing cupboard which im now ripping out to increase the size of my bathroom , Its my intention to have the new boiler ive bought installed in the loft , the plumber who removed the old one has quoted me a pretty good price and seems efficient , he already relocated the gas pipe up into the loft before he went away on his 3 week holls , great because it gave me time to rip out the bathroom build some new studwork , I agreed so as to save some money and make life easier to extend the existing old pipes into the loft ready for the new boiler install when he returns . Problem I have ( not sure whether it is a problem really ) is ive just unpacked the new boiler for a quick gander and heave it with my son into the loft already and noticed that it has no pressure release pipe labelled like the alpha had
the alpha has ( gas, hot out, cold in, pressure release, ,ch flow, ch return, 6 in all
The Arca pixel 31 fc ive bought has ; gas, ch flow, hot out, cold in, ch rtn, a condense pipe and another plastic fexible pipe ,
So 5 of the 7 correspond to the pipes ive extended up ready , I want to plasterboard over the extended pipes so I can start tiling and my plumber isn't about for another 2 weeks to ask , will I have to extend the old alpha pressure release pipe or do I just cap that off
Call a Gas Safe registered installer for technical advice.
It would be wrong of anyone on here to give you advice on how to connect your new boiler.
It sounds like you are installing a gas appliance yourself by asking questions about whether you are to cap off pipes etc. plus I don't know of a single Gas Safe registered installer that goes on a three week holiday at the start of the heating season.
Answered 24th Oct 2013