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Ideal Boiler Pressure

Hi there,

I recently moved into a new house in November and we have an Ideal Logic System 24 boiler. It has been working fine up until yesterday when I noticed the pressure had dropped to below 1 bar. Not having the manual I managed to find one online which says to top up the pressure via the filling loop. From looking at the pipes at the bottom of the boiler there doesn't seem to be anywhere to connect a filling loop, nor do I have one. Is there another way to top up the pressure?

I have added some photos of the boiler and the pipes underneath. If anyone can help me then that would be great.

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Thanks for that, I hadn't even thought of looking in there. I'll have a look when I am home from work. Am I right in assuming that this is where I fill up the pressure from? And if so is it a 2 man job to get someone to check the pressure gauge while the pressure is going up from the filling loop?
 

Darren Jackson

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
If the filling loop is located away from the boiler there should be a pressure guage installed where the loop is. if not as is often the case! then yes 2 people make the job easier. If on your own then just fill a litle bit at a time and keep going back to the boiler to check and stop at 1 to 1.5 bar
 

Gasman

Gas Engineer
Thanks for that, I hadn't even thought of looking in there. I'll have a look when I am home from work. Am I right in assuming that this is where I fill up the pressure from? And if so is it a 2 man job to get someone to check the pressure gauge while the pressure is going up from the filling loop?
Yes I agree most likely in the airing cupboard beside tank if it's not beside the boiler. Just a 1 man job if there is no gauge beside the loop you will just have to add a bit then go check how far it has went up until you get it between 1 and 1.5 bar. As others have said do it while system is cold and boiler not running.
 
B

Burger

Try there or in a kitchen cupboard or even above your boiler. Also not too sure why you have twin and earth cable inside a boiler, thought it had to be heat resistant flex?
 
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