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Leaking Boiler Flue in the rain

When the rain falls hard and the wind is blowing, a leaking boiler flue can allow rain water to get in and cause problems to your homes boiler.

A boiler itself should be completely sealed so if this is happening then it is most likely a cause of a gap between the flue pipe and the brickwork of the property.

If you are getting rain water leaking in then this is a serious problem that needs to be investigated.  The flue is connected to the combustion chamber of the boiler and this should be sealed from the room.  If water is leaking around the outside of the flue it could begin to rust corrode the boilers frame. Either way, this needs to be investigated.

A modern condensing combi boiler flue is supposed to be tilted back between 3 to 5 degrees so that any plume condensation gets washed back into the boiler and exits via the condensate pipework as this liquid can be corrosive.

What should I do?

What you should do is call the experts.  At Wright Gas we are Gas Safe Registered and a Which Trusted Trader.  We can work on all of the top brands of boiler for repairs and servicing and with so many years of experience, we know what we are doing and we know what to look for when it comes to boiler repairs.

Leaks in a boiler because of rainwater should be dealt with immediately so call us today to get an appointment time booked in to have your boiler repaired.

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