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  1. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    Hi guys, am changing out a Imax W60 for a vaillant ecotec 65 and as i got to the existing condensate i noticed it had been run using push fit waste. Now i have always used solvent weld pipes for this so pondering what to do. The existing pipe goes through the concrete floor, then under block paved area to main drain. Thoughts on.
    1. Leave as is, its work for years with no problems ( i am told by client)
    2. Find a clever way of sliding a pipe inside the existing, its about 40mm waste pipe with one 90 degree bend.
    3. Get out the jack hammer and treat it as a building job.. lol
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Push fit is fine also you can drop the high temp into it as well

    The only stumbling block is the size right for the length

    What meter is in ?
     
  3. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    I could at least replace the push fit for a new one, just leaves the 90 under the concrete somewhere. U16, pipework is massive..
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Would leave it and use a waste compression coupling and do what you want afterwards

    You commercially gas safe ??
     
  5. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    Yes, 561216, :)
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That's fine just threw me when you said massive pipes :D

    Happy fitting
     
  7. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    Well was a bit tongue in cheek, its been run in copper must be around 40mm, i normally do steel for this stuff, Would be amazed if had a pressure issue, time will tell.
     
  8. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    Well was a bit tongue in cheek, its been run in copper must be around 40mm, i normally do steel for this stuff, Would be amazed if had a pressure issue, time will tell.
     
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    42mm will be as long as it meets the regs will be fine

    How far is the run ?
     
  10. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    Dont really know, meters in the cellar, pipe disappears and then re-appears in boiler area, assuming a direct route, will be 10-15m with probably about 6 X 90 degree bends, but its a pure guess.
     
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Be fine with 42mm if no other appliances on it
     
  12. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

  13. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    the ecotec 65 is a commercial boiler are you commercial ticketed.
     
  14. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes he is
     
  15. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    Yep, its a baby really, rarely get out of bed for less than 100KW, lol
     
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