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BoilerTrace Trace Heating Boiler Condensate Frost Protection Kit *All Sizes* (10m)

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The solution is to remove as much condensate while it is still in vapor and liquid form inside the warm house, and inside the warm parts of the pipe by providing a condensate drain inside the house as close to heater as possible and slope all pipe in a up direction from that point, until the pipe reaches outside. You can do that by dry-fitting the pipe with the PVC pipe connector fitting, and making a mark across both.

Condensate Pipe: What is a boiler condensate pipe? Boiler Condensate Pipe: What is a boiler condensate pipe?

Although it is advised that this pipe is connected to your waste water system internally, there are many situations where this is not possible and instead the pipe will be fitted externally, leaving it vulnerable to becoming frozen in extremely low temperatures or prolonged cold spells.In some cases, the condensate pipe can stop the boiler working all together, but these situations rarely damage the boiler, just prevent it from functioning. Self limiting / self regulating heating tape adjusts heat output to equal the heat loss from the pipe work.

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Trace heating takes the form of an electrical heating element run in physical contact along the length of a pipe. The acidity level of the condensate shouldn’t be high enough to injure, but it could cause irritation. After much thinking and some suggestions from a couple of DIY buddies, here's how I resolved and it's working great. This most commonly happens because of frozen water in the pipe, but it is possible to become blocked with debris as well.Hopefully with the aid of this handy guide you will have been able to fix your problem with a frozen boiler condensate pipe and are now able to enjoy your heating and hot water once again.

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It’s sometimes very difficult to get condensate pipes across concrete floors, or under the floor due to laminate flooring or tiles. These pipes are also commonly found in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems as well as household boilers, and they can be made of a variety of materials, including copper, PVC, and aluminium. One of the most common condensate pipe problems is that the water freezes inside it, blocking the pipe.

So far, the best solution has been to shine a desklamp with an incandescant bulb on the last couple of inches of the tube before it exits the house, and on the hole the tube goes through. If you’ve had a new gas boiler installed in the last 15 years, it will most likely be a high-efficiency condensing boiler.

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And, if outside, a gust of wind could blow the acidic water off onto a car and damage the paint over time!If you have followed these instructions and are still experiencing problems with your boiler, we recommend that you seek advice from a qualified professional. Below is a visual comparison of what is required and what must be avoided for a high-quality condensate pipe installation. The drain outlet is supposed to be within some distance of the ground, 18" I believe, which is why it was configured that way.

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