Questions from newbies:
My new boiler (Baxi 130HE) has a lot of mist/smoke coming out of flue
when the boiler is on. Is this normal? Also the (overflow?) pipe from
the boiler drips a pool of water everyday. Should I worry about it?
Many thanks, -JK.
On a condensing boiler it is normal to have a plume of steam coming from the
flue, so that's OK. The condensate dripping from the boiler is also normal,
and it should be directed toward a drain off pipe to the waste water system
in the house, or to an outside drain gulley.
The condensate is mildly acidic, so don't have it dripping onto any surface
that is easily stained or burned by bleach or cleaning fluids.
On 15 Dec 2003 15:18:37 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (John K) wrote:
Absolutely. It is condensed water vapour droplets resulting from
the normal operation of the boiler. Some of this will have condensed
inside the boiler and is collected and drained. What you are seeing
is what has condensed as it hits cooler air outside the boiler. It's
more noticable in the winter, but you will probably see some in teh
summer as well.
Also normal. This is the condensate. It is mildly acidic though,
and should be led to a drain or soakaway. If it's dripping onto a
patio or something then it will mark it.
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