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Mar 6, 2019
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Hi there. I’ve noticed a pink drip on the ground when the Alde heating is on. It is only a few drops but it very much there. I took a look under the van and there seems to be an over flow pipe from the heater coming down through the floor. There is evidence of pink heating fluid at the end of the pipe. The system needed about half a litre to bring it up to the correct level.
So the big question is……. Is it working right or is this the start of a problem?
Anyone else had this happen?
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What do you consider the correct level?
When cold my reservoir is perhaps only 1" full, just a thought.

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funflair

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Can you trace the pipe back to something on the boiler that looks like this?

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funflair

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I’ve seen that inside but I’m not home so can’t check. What is the brass unit?
It's an automatic air release valve on the heating side so it could possibly drip a bit of fluid.

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Blaydon
Mar 6, 2019
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Hi there Funflair - Yes it seems the pipe runs through the floor to the unit you showed. How does it work, and is it normal to 'Drip' a lot?
You said the fluid level should be at the bottom of the tank in winter - I leave it under the max level, is that right?

Thanks for your help on this.

D
 
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Hi there Funflair - Yes it seems the pipe runs through the floor to the unit you showed. How does it work, and is it normal to 'Drip' a lot?
You said the fluid level should be at the bottom of the tank in winter - I leave it under the max level, is that right?

Thanks for your help on this.

D
Probably a bit late now but the recommended fluid level is 1cm above the minimum line when cold.
 
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Blaydon
Mar 6, 2019
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Hi there - Yes I think things have settled - and yes, just above the min line seems to be where it is happy.

Thanks to those who replied - so nice to have help at the end of a keyboard!
 

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