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  1. Matt-London

    Matt-London New Member

    Here's a nice Sunday evening poll .

    I had a new Worcester combi installed in a rental property. It wasn't the easiest job due to the location so I got a (reputable!) builder to make the area good.

    You can't argue they did a nice job (see photo) . but I expected them to leave the minimum 5mm around the edges as per standard installation instructions. Instead, they filled this gap with caulk so there's no gap top/left/right.

    There's plenty of ventilation as it's a huge void behind. The front fascia panel drops down fine and there are inspection ports for the flue below and above. Removing the outer case is possible but it will need to recaulked each time.

    My worry is the annual CP12.

    Question - Would you give a CP12 assuming there are no boiler issues? Or should I get the builders back to alter it to give better access?

    Thanks in advance!


  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    :D nope how you supposed to repair the boiler if you cant remove the case and get at the ports
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  3. bogrodder

    bogrodder GSR

    That’s just silly
  4. bogrodder

    bogrodder GSR

    Can’t even get to the fga port neither
  5. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You have to cut and re-caulk it each time the front comes off?
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would redo anything. That’s the customers job.
  7. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry to say no chance Matt that will all have to come out no GSI will certificate the boiler like that needs these clearences bud . cheers kop

  8. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sake !!!!!
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  9. Scott_1979

    Scott_1979 GSR

    Beyond stupid, at least there’s a decent flue inspection hatch !
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  10. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Do not know what is with engineers nowadays. Beyond stupid.
  11. firemant

    firemant Plumber GSR

    Do you guys not actually understand what a CP12 is?
    They have been around for years, and yet we still get threads and responses as those above.

    A CP12 is a record of the state of the system AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION. It is NOT a pass or fail. Do the checks, record the findings, issue the CP12 with recommendations as applicable. Apply the GIUSP as and if required. Invoice, get paid. Move on and await further instructions to rectify if required.

    So, yes, obviously I would do the job as requested, and issue the cert
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  12. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Have to dissagree bud you cant even do a flue gas analysis on the boiler there is no access to the test points so how can you compleate a CP12 .kop
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  13. heatservice

    heatservice Member

    In the 45+ years I spent in the trade I saw some stupid things, like a garage to kitchen conversion where the new cement screed had left the old Thorn M floor standing boiler buried 2 inches.
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  14. leelister6

    leelister6 Plumber GSR

    I would have thought class boiler as A/R, turn off and isolate, fill out paperwork, advise customer, get paid and foxtrot oscar
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  15. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Shaun the encyclopedia of plumbing and heating knowledge will be along shortly to classify it bud . kop
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