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    Why would my overflow pipe be dripping?


    Hi all,
    I’ve noticed that my overflow pipe has started dripping near enough constantly. It is fitted just beneath the roof tiles and has been doing this for a few days now.
    Are there any usual causes for an overflow pipe to be dripping? and if so, is it something I can fix myself?
    If this is a simple tweak I would much rather fix it myself rather than hire a plumber.

    Asked by Akinfolayan on 29th Oct 2019
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    Paul tanton

    "Your overflow pipe may be dripping due to a leaking ball valve, or an open vent discharging into the tank."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2019 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
    Pasmat ltd

    "I would suggest you check your water level in the tank. If this is too high then it's doing its job, instead of flooding your roof space it's going down the overflow. It' possible that the ball valve in the tank itself is not shutting properly causing the fault.

    Changing these would require the water to be isolated. There may be videos online showing how to do this but I doubt it, otherwise, call a plumber.

    Good luck,

    Answered on 4th Nov 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    D & S Plumbing & Heating

    "Your overflow valve will be dripping due to a ball valve or vent dripping into the tank or a valve letting by."

    Answered on 5th Nov 2019 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

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