Isolating boilermate from boiler

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Isolating boilermate from boiler

Post  theboylogan on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:38 am

I am awaiting my landlord replacing the leaking boiler within my system, which means I currently have no hot water at all.

Whilst the Boilermate can be operated in 'switch' mode, I can find no way to ensure no water reaches the boiler itself - there seem to be no isolating valves on the feeds to/from the boiler, and only a square socketed key on one of the pipes above the boiler. I do not have a square socket/body key however I'm guessing this is actually the cleaning plug rather than a valve.

If I could ensure no water would reach the boiler, I could at least operate the boiler in switch mode.

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Re: Isolating boilermate from boiler

Post  mike on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:18 pm

Not possible unless you drain down and isolate the boiler.
Your land lord really should have got that done.
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Post  theboylogan on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:29 pm

Yep, agreed, but given the time of year we/he is struggling to get someone to replace the boiler.

However, if 'we' got a plumber out could we look at putting some isolation valves in line with the piping to/from the boiler?

(I've already drained the system and isolated the cold inlet to the boilermate to ensure I can still have cold water) - which is scant consolation at the moment to be honest.

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Post  mike on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:33 pm

Your second line is the right answer!
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Re: Isolating boilermate from boiler

Post  theboylogan on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:45 pm

If I don't get any progress I might just do that myself!!! Is there any particular type of self tapping valve which would be recommended? We need heat!!

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Re: Isolating boilermate from boiler

Post  mike on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:55 pm

I would drain the boiler.
Cut the pipes.
Fit 2 x 22 mm isolating valves and fit 2 blank ends as well.
All then is easy when the guys need to drain when fitting the new boiler.
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Re: Isolating boilermate from boiler

Post  theboylogan on Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:11 pm

All sounds so easy! Thanks for your speedy response Mike. This has been the bain of my life.

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