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We've just had a new condensing boiler fitted. It has no condensation pipe to release condensation(?). We've had no certificate

The landlord keeps saying shell send someone around to certify it! So obviously the guy who fitted isn't certified by CORGI!

Is my boiler dangerous in the mean time?
 

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Manc guy, for your own and family's safety, go down the local hardware store (or the uk equiv. of 'home depot') and buy yourself a couple of plug-in CO detectors (carbon monoxide). They cost no more than $25 (10 quid?).

Plug one of them near the boiler, and the other close to your family's sleeping area.

Then strongly insist on an inspection/certification.
 

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We've just had a new condensing boiler fitted. It has no condensation pipe to release condensation(?). We've had no certificate

The landlord keeps saying shell send someone around to certify it! So obviously the guy who fitted isn't certified by CORGI!

Is my boiler dangerous in the mean time?
Yes it probably is.

I contacted Worcester today about an issue with my boiler.(which I eventually fixed) When you ring their number there is a long message asking customers not to request an engineer for frozen condensation pipes. Basically the customer has to clear the frozen water/blockage themselves. In essence, every condensing boiler 'must' have a condensation pipe, so the water goes somewhere. That somewhere being outside the house.(drain, path, etc)

If I was you I would ring a boiler manufacturer, plumbing shop or plumber and ask either of them before using your boiler.

Don't be shy Manc Guy. http://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/homeowner/customer-service/contact-centre As if.:lol:
 

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It is probably safe, you might just end up with a wet floor if there are no pipes going to drainage, however if you are living in rented accomodation i believe you could get your landlord severely punished if they have used a tradesman who is not gassafe registered as by law anything gas powered in rented accomodation has to be checked and certified and passed off by a gassafe registered engineer, even gas fires, cookers, hobs, boiler etc. even if they have beeen there years, the landlord can carry out the work thereselves but it will have to be certified before you can use it
 

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Along with Jrb and Sir Miles, I wouldn't trust it. It MUST be fitted by a gas-safe registered fitter and be certified. If the installer has got this small/simple detail wrong, what else have they cocked up? This is not the sort of job to be done by amatuers. Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer and I'm sure you saw what happened to that row of houses in Irlam... Your landlord needs to sort it NOW, I'd get on to trading standards etc if he doesn't (and if he does, check out the plumber's credentials for yourself, see the link below)

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/
 
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