frozen condensate

HHIC updates ‘installer guide to condensate discharge pipe installation’

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has issued an updated ‘installer guide to condensate discharge pipe installation’. This comes following a warning from the Met Office of ice warnings with the ‘Beast from the East 2.0’ set to hit in days, bringing an enhanced risk of snow and widespread frost almost anywhere across the […]

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HHIC reissues ‘installer guide to condensate discharge pipe installation’ ahead of "Beast from the East 2.0"

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has reissued the ‘installer guide to condensate discharge pipe installation’. This comes following a warning from the Met Office that there is ‘an increased likelihood of cold weather becoming established across all of the UK. This would bring an enhanced risk of snow and widespread frost almost anywhere across […]

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6 tips to avoid frozen condensate during a winter freeze

John Smith, National Service Manager UK at Vokèra by Riello, offers advice on keeping condensing boilers running reliably and efficiently during a winter freeze.    Whilst it may be too early to predict whether the UK will suffer another ‘Beast from the East’ this winter, it is always better to be prepared for whatever the […]

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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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Is it time for new regulation to tackle frozen condensate?

An industry spokesperson is calling on policy-makers to prioritise the mechanical services of both new and existing properties in the UK, following an unprecedented number of callouts relating to frozen drains and pipework earlier in the month. Worcester Bosch’s Martyn Bridges believes a degree of complacency concerning external pipework may have been to blame for […]

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