Gas boilers

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jezza

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Gas boilers
« on: April 05, 2021, 11:45 »
Hello does any one get know about gas boilers, a nee house that's been built behind ours has the gas boiler out let facing our house,the boiler starts up at 8am till 9am when it starts theres thick black smoke comes out for the first 5 minutes then it settles down to a grey smoke till it goes off is this right,   jezza

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 12:06 »
Doesn't sound right to me. Perhaps the outlet pipe needs a good clean.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 12:18 »
No, black smoke doesn't sound right to me either.   Mrs B
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Re: Gas boilers
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 12:59 »
Black smoke sounds dodgy.  All I know is that son's replacement boiler had to be installed in his porch because of rules concerning the flue pipe.

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 14:42 »
Do the house owners know ?

Id guess that the gas is not burning correctly and could be quite dangerous.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 15:56 »
The emissions from gas boilers can contain carbon monoxide, so I don't know how close this is to your home, but it sounds as if it needs to be looked at for the sake of your health and your neighbour's.

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2021, 15:59 »
If it was a diesel engine, I'd say the injectors needed adjusting.  But a gas boiler, that cannot be right. (Take a video of it).

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2021, 19:15 »
Just a thought, but are you sure it's gas-fired, and not oil-fired, which could go some way to explaining?

Still doesn't sound too clever though. It might be worth ringing the gas board (if it is actually gas-fired) to vent you concerns; after all, it could potentially be a safety issue to more people than the owners.
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Re: Gas boilers
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2021, 18:23 »
Hello its definitely gas theres 9 houses on one big tank, so dont know if gas board will be interested, jezza

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Re: Gas boilers
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2021, 21:09 »
Nothing normal about any sort of boiler emitting black smoke these days, unless it's a wood or coal burner being fired up.

Perhaps you need to ask your neighbours some more questions for safety's sake Jezza.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2021, 10:07 »
If it is a modern condensing combi-boiler, once it has started and if the weather is cool outside, you will see a lot of steam in the exhaust and this is actually normal. Modern boilers scavenge more of the heat from the exhaust and so the water vapour from burning the gas emerges as visible steam very quickly near the flue instead of dispersing.

Any oily smoke is definitely not usual and would warrant an urgent inspection.

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Re: Gas boilers
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2021, 11:27 »
Hello its definitely gas theres 9 houses on one big tank, so dont know if gas board will be interested, jezza

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Re: Gas boilers
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2021, 11:41 »
I am oil and the neighbour is calor gas, hers is steamy, mine not a lot.

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Re: Gas boilers
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2021, 18:56 »
Hello I saw the neighbour  tonight I asked if his boiler was working okay he told me to f off it was non of my buisness ,wondering if I should drop him an undertakers number through his letter bo,  jezza

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Re: Gas boilers
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2021, 19:03 »
Hello I saw the neighbour  tonight I asked if his boiler was working okay he told me to f off it was non of my buisness ,wondering if I should drop him an undertakers number through his letter bo,  jezza

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