Worcester boiler

This part of my boiler has fallen off. I intend to make a new support, rather than use the hooks.
But the pipe seem puzzling, as it just slots in, with no seal.

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  • FreeBear
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    Looks like a condensate pump - There should be a couple of lugs on the casing that engage with the two metal hooks on the wall. The white pipe from the boiler goes in to a ~20mm hole next to the spigot, and that clear hose pushes over the spigot.
    If the lugs are broken, I'd suggest fixing a small shelf to the wall for the pump to sit on.
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  • sevenhills
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    Thanks, I believe have understand now, the pipe is for steam from the boiler, so it isn't water tight?
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    edited 4 November 2023 at 10:46PM
    Thanks, I believe have understand now, the pipe is for steam from the boiler, so it isn't water tight?

    It's for the condensed steam created in the combustion process.
    There will be two pipes going to that pump unit. One will be the condensate pipe from the boiler - usually a rigid white plastic pipe as shown in the pic. Whilst needing to be 'watertight', it's only against liquid trickling down under gravity - that one isn't under pressure. But the outlet pipe from that unit will be under pressure when the pump fires up, so needs to be fully sealed and very secure.
    Condensate is mildly acidic, so can stain some surfaces and corrode metals and etch stone & concrete, so place something under the leak to catch it until the pipes are refitted. 
    Which parts actually fell off? And where do they go?

  • sevenhills
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    Which parts actually fell off? And where do they go?


    The whole unit fell off the pegs on the wall
  • ThisIsWeird
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    Why? Did the tags on the unit break?
    Do you know where to attach the two pipes?
    And can you be sure the pumped output - in particular - will be secure?
  • sevenhills
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    Why? Did the tags on the unit break?
    Do you know where to attach the two pipes?
    And can you be sure the pumped output - in particular - will be secure?
    I only noticed the one pipe, now I can see that there is another that goes towards the bathtub.
    I have noticed it's wet, so put a bowl there until later.
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