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Pipe size required for combi...
I am trying to get a small combi fitted in a new house and am confused because of conflicting advice from 2 gas safe registered fitters. One says a valient eco tec pro 24 will be fine using existing pipework which includes a 15mm section of piping going upstairs with a few bends, for about 10-15 meters from street source. The other says won't get enough gas to the boiler.
I'm obviously trying to do this safely so any help me working out who is right much appreciated. Thanks.
Thanks a lot for the replies, most useful.
Most boiler manufacturers specify 22mm gas inlet pipework now as standard.
Answered 10th Feb 2013
you will need 2.4 meters cubed per hour gas supply to the boiler,15mm pipe will only supply 1.1 mtrs cubed per hour on a 15mtr run of 15mm pipe,and that is on a straight line,for every bend you need to add on 500mm. ie 10mtrs of gasline with say 10bends becomes 15mtrs in lenth. tom clydebank plumbing& heating
Answered 13th Feb 2013
Unless you are gas safe you shouldn't be installing the gas pipe. But it should be 22mm to supply the 24is boiler
Answered 26th Feb 2013