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Central Heating Question
Dripping overflow pipe
Hello I have a problem with my central heating, when I put the hot water & central heating on a pipe at the back of the house drips I am assuming its an overflow pipe. The dripping started in October and is slowly getting worse.I have a Potterton Netaheat Electronic Boiler + Water tank in the loft and a Cylinder tank in back bedroom.I have checked the water level Ball cock in the loft and that's fine. I had a problem a few years ago and the engineer changed a part on the / leading to the cylinder in the back bedroom & changed the timer clock in the kitchen.Not sure the correct name of the part, please don't laugh at description. It was square and had a small lever that would latch into place, I went to look at that part to discover I no longer have that. I know my system is old but have only ever had 1 problem before & that took two new parts. Great system & luck.
A. I don't have a clue about central heating
B. I am very worried that I will be told your system is old you need a new one.
When it really can be repaired. We have all heard of the rouge traders & its so worrying when as a lay person I really don't have a clue. I do understand if say they can't get the parts because the system is old no problem I get that. I would really appreciate some advice / pointers on what my dripping is or could be, it would also help put my mind at rest
Thanking you all in advance for tips and opinions.
Lower the stat on your boiler see if this helps sometimes old systems sludge up a power flush may be needed.Also you may like to try lowering the settings on your pump it has settings 1,2,3 lower to 2
Answered 27th Jan 2013