Snow in the flue


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R W

Well I was at home yesterday when the snow struck.

Thought to myself a while later "this house is getting a bit cold" -
went to the thermostat to turn it up.

But it was already calling for heat. Radiators stone cold. Look at
Boiler, pilot light out.

Try to relight pilot, it relights. Turn boiler back on and within a few
seconds the flame dies down and then goes out.

Go outside, flue is covered in snow! GRRR!
 
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Andrew

R W <[email protected]> said:
Well I was at home yesterday when the snow struck.

Thought to myself a while later "this house is getting a bit cold" -
went to the thermostat to turn it up.

But it was already calling for heat. Radiators stone cold. Look at
Boiler, pilot light out.

Try to relight pilot, it relights. Turn boiler back on and within a few
seconds the flame dies down and then goes out.

Go outside, flue is covered in snow! GRRR!
Me thinks this is going to happen a lot more in future as more and more
people put in condensing boilers.

While on this subject, if a conventional fan-flued,wall mounted boiler
(which has the flue sloping down, so that acid does not flow back into
the boiler) is replaced by a nice shiny condensing one, how many people
(including corgis) are just going to re-use the same hole ?. This
will mean that acid will drip out of the terminal, when it should slope
towards the boiler. Presumably the likes of Hepworth etc are aware of
this ?
 

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