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  1. snapper

    snapper New Member

    Hi,

    My glow worm boiler seems to be working as normal but I am getting a constant pouring of water outside from the overflow pipe, any ideas what I should check?
     
  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    What is the current pressure?
     
  3. snapper

    snapper New Member

    It says 1.3 bar
     
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  4. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    That's good, not being gas safe I`ll let others advise if they can.
     
  5. snapper

    snapper New Member

    Thankyou
     
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  6. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    Hi Snapper, 2 possible scenarios.

    A, The PRV is letting by & needs replacing. Or
    B, The heat exchanger has split and needs replacing.

    Unfortunatley you will require a GSR engineer to repair either of the above problems.

    What model is the boiler?
     
  7. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    It`s in the heading Darren, 24ci.
     
  8. snapper

    snapper New Member

    Thanks for your reply, it’s a glow worm 24ci.
     
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Is the pipe copper or plastic pipe ?
     
  10. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    D'oh. Blurry eyed, half asleep just woken up when I read the thread. Lol.
     
  11. snapper

    snapper New Member

    It’s plastic
     
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Does it only drip when the boilers running or all the time ?
     
  13. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    If it's a constant pouring and the pressure is ok and not frequently having to top it up. Then it points to a split Hex and the mains water is leaking down the condensate pipe. So unlikley to be the PRV as you would need to be topping up the pressure all the time.
     
  14. snapper

    snapper New Member

    It’s running all the time even when the boiler is off. Does it sound like I’ll have to get someone in to look at it?
     
  15. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    I've had a few of these heat exchangers go. they are in my oppinion not worth repairing as it at least £500+ to repair it. Better off putting the money towards a new boiler I'm afraid to say.
     
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