condensate

How to prevent frozen condensate issues – New Best Practice guide launched

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is encouraging heating engineers to ensure that condensate discharge pipes are installed correctly, and any installations are upgraded where they have a risk of freezing in extreme cold weather. With cold temperatures predicted across Europe, some households could experience issues related to the condensate discharge pipe freezing and […]

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Heavy rain can be as damaging to a condensing boiler as extreme cold

Heavy rain can be as damaging to a condensing boiler as extreme cold if the proper precautions are not taken. Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Services at Worcester Bosch, explains: In some cases, wet weather can be more costly and burdensome than cold weather, because flooded boilers cannot be repaired. The damage done to a boiler […]

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"Condensate scandal is a mere pipe dream" – CIPHE CEO sends letter to the Sunday Times newspaper

An article published in the Sunday Times caused a backlash from installers who thought the authors were blaming them for the frozen condensate pipes that happened during the cold snap. Some heating engineers were angry at the story entitled “Investigation: why so many boilers froze this winter — and who is to blame for this […]

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The challenges and solutions for routing and disposing of boiler condensate

Amendments to the Building Regulations back in 2005 effectively made condensing boilers compulsory for both new-build and retrofit installation. Paul Greengrass – Business Development Manager for Heating products at Pump House – explains the challenges and solutions for routing and disposing of boiler condensate. Typically, a 24kW boiler will produce around 1.7 litres of condensate […]

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A new solution for frozen condensate pipes

Condensulate Xtreme – a fit-and-forget solution from insulation specialists GTi – has been created to protect the condensate pipes of condensing boilers from freezing during the winter months. Developed from space age ‘trickle-down’ technology material, Aerogel, Condensulate Xtreme – unlike other solutions – uses no moving parts, thermostats or electricity. Martin Clayton, GTi Business Development […]

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