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    PS: Apologies about being rubbish loading the pictures, and apologies for probably loading too many! Hope these help. Mad situation - wish I could install a standard efficiency boiler, but I was told that I can't install a used one and that there are unlikely to be any 'old stock' ones kicking about. So sounds like the pipe around the flat and a pump is my best bet.

    I'm just worried in case the pipe leaks or the pump makes a noise that annoys the guy downstairs. Joni gave me a great response should that happen though (which it probably will!)

    Thanks everybody - you guys are amazing!

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    Do not worry about the sound. The pipework is another issue.
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    pipe wont leak unless you put a nail into it and they do make a wee sound like opening a tap up, best to go for a decent pump not a cheap one
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    The pump comes on for such a short period of time that no one will pick the noise up, especially if you put it on a rubber mat. They do a mat for shower pumps that is used for this purpose. If you have a washing machine running it makes much more noise for a lot longer and if no one complains about that you should be okay. We have installed quite a few condensate pumps and never had a problem with leaks yet. Just make sure that whoever wires it does it so that if there is a problem with the pump the boiler will not operate. D line do a rounded trunking that is not too offensive which the pipe can run in. Just make sure that the installer does not kink the pipe and it wont leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    pipe wont leak unless you put a nail into it and they do make a wee sound like opening a tap up, best to go for a decent pump not a cheap one
    Thanks, Shaun. I"m hoping the Worcester Bosch guy will get me a decent pump. I don't know exactly what he's specifying (apart from the boiler being a top of the range one - I don't even know the model - something with an 'i' in it - doh!). Maybe I'd better ask.

    I've got a tenant in there so I've been rushing around like mad trying to get the job done before the weather gets bad later this week (the flat's in North London).

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    Thanks John F. Rubber mat - great tip! That's really helpful. As is your point about D line.

    The installer said that the pipe will be about the size of a pencil, running along the top of my skirting boards. Does that sound like the same stuff? (Here's hoping)

    Fingers crossed the pipe won't get kinked. (It will be doing some amount of travelling, though. I've just got to trust the guy to do a good job.)

    The guy downstairs hasn't complained about the washing machine - yet. He did complain about the dishwasher a few years ago, though. (The pipe has a tendency to 'howl' if the dishwasher hasn't been used for a while - such as in between tenants - but it's immaculate inside and still does a great job, so I've held off replacing it.)

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnf View Post
    The pump comes on for such a short period of time that no one will pick the noise up, especially if you put it on a rubber mat.
    Same if the pump is touching a wall and if the start of the pipe is a flexible type then no up & down dips in it.
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    Hello again everyone. I just wanted to thank you all for your input, and let you know that the boiler is going in today with the condensate pipe running internally.

    The installer called me and told me that the guy downstairs (Director) has already been up asking questions about the flue and the position of the condensate pipe. So I'll wait to hear how that pans out. (I haven't heard anything yet, but have just now sent the following email to the Block Management Company to be passed onto the Directors, as advised by Joni.) I'll keep you posted. (So much for the Directors being impartial, huh?) ; )

    "Dear Sirs,

    I acknowledge your email dated 10/1/17 via [name] Block Management, and accept your concerns regarding external pipework, and assure all parties that boiler installation, taking place today, will fully accord with manufacturer's instructions.

    Yours faithfully,"

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