In an emergency, you may need to find your manual in a hurry. If you have lost it, you can contact the manufacturer. Check the model number on your boiler first to ensure you get the right instructions. Most manufacturers allow you to download manuals directly from their websites.
Boiler automatic pump anti-seize function
Most modern gas boilers should have this. The automatic pump anti-seize function automatically spins the pump for a few minutes when the boiler has not been in use for a long time. This helps prevent problems when starting the boiler up at the beginning of winter.
My boiler’s condensate pipe has frozen. What can I do?
Boilers retain condensate water and then let it out in a gush in an attempt to prevent freezing, but the condensate pipe can still freeze in particularly cold weather. This is especially true if the condensate pipe is external.
- Use warm, but not boiling, water to unfreeze the pipe’s contents. This will only be a temporary fix.
- Lag the pipe with insulating material.
- If the pipe is at a shallow angle or very narrow, it may need to be re-installed. The larger and more vertical the pipe is, the better.
I hope these few tips help some people, but when in doubt please call a Gas Safety registered engineer.