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    How can I tell if my boiler condensate pipe is frozen

    Heating Engineers

    Hey! I believe that my boiler condensate pipe is frozen. Firstly, how can I ensure that my diagnosis is correct? And what steps can I take to thaw it out? Should this be done by a professional? What about checking to confirm that it’s frozen, can I do this DIY or better to hire a heating engineer?

    Asked by Greg on 19th Jan 2022
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    Portsmouth Gas Heating Limited

    "Good Morning,

    You can try and thaw the pipe using a hot water bottle or a boiled kettle (leave the kettle to cool for a minute)

    It is always a good idea to have a Gas Safe professional look to check the safe operation of the boiler.

    Kind regards
    Jordan
    Portsmouth Gas Heating Limited"

    Answered on 26th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Coastal Heating Services

    "Disconnect the condense pipe from the boiler and reset it, if the boiler fires then you are probably right, if you can get to it with a hairdryer or it’s safe to pour boiling water on it you could try that but it usually best to get a professional"

    Answered on 26th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report

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