Installation and Servicing
Instructions
Alpha HE CB25/33 and HE SY25
Wall Mounted, Fan Assisted, Room Sealed, Gas Fired,
High Efficiency Condensing Boiler Range
For Technical help or for Service call ...
ALPHA HELPLINE
Tel: 0870 3001964
Nepicar House, London Road,
Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks,
Kent TN15 7RS
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Service Listed
Alpha HE CB25 G.C. No. 47 532 25
Alpha HE CB33 G.C. No. 47 532 26
Alpha HE SY25 G.C. No. 47 532 07
For use with Natural Gas only
Leave these instructions with the User
CONTENTS
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2
3
4
5
6
Introduction ....................................... 2
Technical data ................................... 3
General boiler information .................. 8
Installation ......................................... 14
Commissioning ................................. 20
Boiler operation ................................. 23
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12
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Routine servicing ............................... 24
Component replacement ................... 26
Wiring diagrams ................................ 33
Fault finding ...................................... 37
Short parts list ................................... 42
Benchmark Checklist ......................... 43
Service record ................................... 44
INTRODUCTION
The Alpha HE range of high efficiency condensing boilers are wall mounted, fan assisted room-sealed boilers. The burner is lit
electronically and the heat output is controlled by a modulating gas valve.
The HE CB25 and HE CB33 are combination boilers providing both central heating and domestic hot water at mains pressure.
The HE SY25 is a system boiler providing heating only for sealed central heating systems.
The boilers are supplied with a pump, pressure relief valve, expansion vessel and pressure gauge fully assembled and tested.
They are designed for use with a fully pumped, sealed and pressurised central heating system using only Natural gas.
The HE CB25 and HE SY25 boilers are suitable for central heating loads of between 14.5 and 25.0 kW (49 500 and 85 300 Btu/h).
The HE CB33 boiler is suitable for central heating loads of between 19.7 and 33.2 kW (67 200 and 113 300 Btu/h).
The maximum output available for domestic hot water is 25.0 kW (85 300 Btu/h), capable of providing 9.9 litres/min with a
temperature rise of 35°C for the Alpha HE CB25 boiler and for the Alpha HE CB33 boiler - 33.2 kW (113 300 Btu/h), providing
13.2 litres/min with a temperature rise of 35°C.
IMPORTANT
It is the law that all gas appliances are installed by a competent person, ie CORGI registered personnel, in accordance with
the following recommendations:Current Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations
All current Building Regulations issued by the Department of the Environment, i.e. Approved Document L1.
Building Standards (Scotland) (Consolidation) Regulations issued by the Scottish Development Department
UK Water Regulations/Byelaws (Scotland)
Health & Safety Document No. 635 (The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989)
The installation should also be in accordance with the following British Standard Codes of Practice:BS 5440:1:2000
BS 5449:1990
BS 5546:2000
BS 6700:1997
BS 6798:2000
BS 6891:1998
BS 7593:1992
BS 7671:2001
Flues
Forced circulation hot water systems
Installation of hot water supplies for domestic purposes
Design, installation, testing and maintenance of services supplying water
Installation of gas fired hot water boilers
Gas installation
Code of Practice for treatment of water in heating systems
Requirements for electrical installations, IEE Wiring Regulations
Reference should also be made to the DEFRA document 'Guide to condensing boiler installation assessment procedure for
dwellings'
If installation is in a timber framed building, refer to the Institute of Gas Engineers document IGE/UP/7.
This appliance meets the requirements of IPX4D, ie degree of protection against moisture.
Failure to install this appliance correctly could lead to prosecution. It is in your own interest and that of safety to ensure that the
law is complied with.
Manufacturer's instructions must NOT be taken in anyway as over-riding statutory obligations.
Notes:
1. Ensure that the Benchmark Checklist has been completed after the boiler has been installed and commissioned.
2. The boilers MUST only be used with Alpha CD condensing flue components.
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2.1
TECHNICAL DATA
PERFORMANCE - NATURAL GAS (CAT: 12H 2H - G20 - 20 mbar)
Alpha HE CB25 and HE SY25
Alpha HE CB25
MAX.
MIN.
MAX.
MIN.
Heat Input
(Gross)
kW
Btu/h
27.4
93 400
16.3
55 600
Heat Input
(Gross)
kW
Btu/h
27.4
93 400
11.4
38 900
Heat Output (condensing)
(50°C/30°C)
kW
Btu/h
25.0
85 300
14.5
49 500
Output to Water
(modulating)
kW
Btu/h
25.0
85 300
9.9
33 800
Heat Output (non-condensing)
(80°C/60°C)
kW
Btu/h
24.0
81 900
14.0
47 800
Burner
Pressure
mbar
in wg
12.3
4.92
1.9
0.76
mbar
in wg
12.3
4.92
4.3
1.72
Gas Rate
m³/h
ft³/h
2.61
92.1
1.09
38.5
m³/h
ft³/h
2.61
92.1
1.55
54.7
Flow Rate at 35°C Rise
L/min
gal/min
Central Heating
Burner
Pressure
Room sealed
chamber panel
fitted
Gas Rate
Alpha HE CB33
Domestic Hot Water
Room sealed
chamber panel
fitted
9.9
2.2
Alpha HE CB33
Central Heating
MAX.
MIN.
Domestic Hot Water
MAX.
MIN.
Heat Input
(Gross)
kW
Btu/h
36.6
22.4
124 800 76 400
Heat Input
(Gross)
kW
Btu/h
36.6
15.2
124 800 51 800
Heat Output (condensing)
(50°C/30°C)
kW
Btu/h
33.2
19.7
113 300 67 200
Output to Water
(modulating)
kW
Btu/h
33.2
13.2
113 300 45 000
Heat Output (non-condensing)
(80°C/60°C)
kW
Btu/h
32.0
19.2
109 200 65 500
Burner
Pressure
Burner
Pressure
Room sealed
chamber panel
fitted
Gas Rate
2.2
Room sealed
chamber panel
fitted
mbar
in wg
11.6
4.64
1.2
0.48
3.49
123.2
1.46
51.5
mbar
in wg
11.6
4.64
3.6
1.44
Gas Rate
m³/h
ft³/h
m³/h
ft³/h
3.49
123.2
2.14
75.5
Flow Rate at 35°C Rise
L/min
gal/min
13.2
2.9
SYSTEM
Alpha HE CB25/33 and HE SY25
Alpha HE CB25/33
Central Heating (Sealed System)
Max. Working System Pressure
Min. System Pressure
Max. System Temperature
Pressure Relief Valve Setting
Domestic Hot Water
2.5 bar
0.5 bar
8 bar
0.2 bar
Min. DHW Flow Rate
Mains Inlet Connection
2.5 l/min
15 mm
Expansion Vessel Size (pre-charge press.) 8 L at 1.0 bar
Flow Connection
22 mm
DHW Outlet Connection
DHW Water Content
15 mm
0.30 L
Return Connection
Relief Valve Connection
HE CB33
Outlet Water Temp. (Approx. max.)
Recommended System Pressure (cold)
CH Water Temp. (Approx. max.)
82°C
3 bar (44 PSI)
Max. Mains Inlet Water Pressure
Min. Mains Water Pressure
22 mm
15 mm
HE CB25
0.35 L
62°C (144°F)
1.0 bar
82°C (180°F)
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2.3
COMPONENTS
2.4
Burner
Main Heat Exchanger
Stainless steel
Copper
Condensing Heat Exchanger
DHW Heat Exchanger
Aluminiun
Stainless Steel
Main Burner Injector
1.30 mm x 11
1.30 mm x 15
HE CB25, SY25
HE CB33
Flue Outer Duct - Condensing
Flue Inner Duct - Condensing
2.5
230/240 V ~ 50 Hz
External Fuse
Power Consumption HE CB25, SY25
3A
150 W
HE CB33
170 W
F2 A
Internal Fuse
Electrode Spark Gap
2.6
Min. Clearances for Servicing Top
235 mm
(from casing)
250 mm
5 mm
Bottom
Sides
Flue Terminal Size
Front
450 mm
100 mm Dia.
Flue Terminal Protruding
Hole Size Required For Flue Assy.
100 mm
110 mm Dia.
2.7
Supply
2 - 4 mm
White
Plastic
INSTALLATION
Lift Weight
ELECTRICAL
HE CB25
HE CB33
45 kg
47 kg
HE SY25
42 kg
GENERAL
Case Dimensions
Gas Connection
Primary Water Content
Height
845 mm
Width
Depth
450 mm
345 mm
22 mm
2.10 L
HE CB25, SY25
HE CB33
Air Duct Diameter
2.15 L
100 mm
Flue Duct Diameter
60 mm
FLUE LENGTHS
CD Easy-Flue 500 mm with terminal and 90° bend. A CD Easy-Flue 1000 mm with terminal and 90° bend is also available.
CD 750 mm and CD 1000 mm flue extensions are available.
Length of Flue Required:Rear Flue
Side Flue
= wall thickness + 170 mm (includes terminal)
= wall thickness + distance between wall and side of boiler + 230 mm (includes terminal)
Vertical Flue = distance from top of boiler side panel to required roof position minus 1 m for vertical terminal assembly
Maximum horizontal flue length = 3 m.
Maximum vertical flue length including terminal is 6 m.
Each additional CD 90° Bend is equivalent to 1.3 m of flue length.
Each CD 45° Bend is equivalent to 0.9 m of flue length.
The CD Vertical Flue terminal assembly is equivalent to 1 m of flue length.
2.8
AVAILABLE PUMP HEAD FOR CENTRAL HEATING
HE CB25 and HE SY25
HE CB33
Output (50/30°C) Available pump head
Flow rate
Output (50/30°C) Available pump head
Flow rate
kW
Btu/h
metres
feet
litre/min
gal/min
kW
Btu/h
metres
feet
litre/min
gal/min
25.0
85 300
1.8
6.0
16.7
3.7
30.0
102 300
1.5
5.0
20.0
4.4
22.0
75 000
2.1
7.0
15.0
3.3
25.0
85 300
2.1
7.0
16.7
3.7
20.0
68 200
2.4
8.0
13.3
2.9
22.0
75 000
2.3
7.6
15.0
3.3
14.5
49 500
2.9
9.6
10.0
2.2
20.0
68 200
2.6
8.6
13.3
2.9
This information is based on 20°C system design temperature difference. Refer to Section 3.7, System Volume.
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2.9
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
a. Alpha HE CB25/33 only
Note: This Appliance Must Be Earthed
An optional integral single channel Clock kit is available if required.
Note: Only use the Alpha single channel clock. Do not fit any two channel clocks.
Not
Used
5
Red
Wire
Red Brown Blue
Wire Wire Wire
4
3
2
1
Internal Clock Terminals
WARNING
1. Ensure wires are connected
correctly
2. Only fit the Alpha recommended
single channel clock. Other
clocks could cause damage.
Clock connections
Boiler terminal block - HE CB25/33 only
Fig. 1a
b. Alpha HE SY25 only
1. Ensure wires are connected
correctly
2. Only fit the Alpha recommended
2 channel clock. Other clocks
could cause damage.
F2A
WARNING
Live (Brown wire)
Neutral (Blue wire)
Earth (Green/Yellow wire)
Switched Live
230/240 V (Ch1 ON)
2 1
5
4
3
2
1
Internal 2 Channel Clock Terminals
Fuse - Always fit fast blow 2 A
3
Blue Brown
wire wire
4
White Grey Black
wire wire wire
N L
Note: This Appliance Must Be Earthed
An optional integral two channel Clock kit (Part No. 6.1000220) is available if required.
Note: Only use the Alpha two channel clock. Do not fit any single channel clocks.
Ch1 OFF
Ch2 ON
Clock connections
230/240 V ~ 50 Hz
Fuse supply 3 A
Use only when an internal
two channel clock is fitted
Note: To connect external
control, remove link from
terminals 1 and 2 and
connect a 230/240 V
switched live to terminal 1
Boiler terminal block - HE SY25 only
Fig. 1b
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2.10 HE CB25/33 BOILER SCHEMATIC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
-
DHW flow switch
Diverter valve and DHW flow valve
Gas valve
Primary pressure switch
DHW heat exchanger
Main burner
Ignition electrodes
Primary heat exchanger
Room sealed chamber
Pressure tube
Fan
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
-
Air pressure switch
Flue sample point
Condensing heat exchanger
Flue limit thermostat
Expansion vessel
Primary temperature sensor
Overheat thermostat
Flame sensing electrode
Condensate trap
Automatic air vent
Pump
Fig. 2a
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24
25
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
-
DHW temperature sensor
Drain point
Pressure relief valve
By-pass
Isolating valve
Isolating valve
Filling loop
Mains inlet on/off valve
Filter
Flow regulator
Gas service cock
2.11 HE SY25 BOILER SCHEMATIC
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
-
Gas valve
Primary pressure switch
Main burner
Ignition electrodes
Primary heat exchanger
Room sealed chamber
Pressure tube
Fan
Air pressure switch
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
-
Flue sample point
Condensing heat exchanger
Flue limit thermostat
Expansion vessel
Primary temperature sensor
Overheat thermostat
Flame sensing electrode
Condensate trap
Automatic air vent
22
24
25
27
28
29
34
-
Pump
Drain point
Pressure relief valve
By-pass
Isolating valve
Isolating valve
Gas service cock
Fig. 2b
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3
3.1
GENERAL BOILER INFORMATION
GAS SUPPLY
The Alpha HE CB25 and HE SY25 boilers require a gas rate of 2.61 m³/h (92.1 ft³/h).
The Alpha HE CB33 boiler requires a gas rate of 3.49 m³/h (123.2 ft³/h).
The meter and supply pipes must be capable of delivering this quantity of gas in addition to the demand from any other
appliances in the house. The boiler requires at least a 22 mm gas supply pipe.
The complete installation, including the meter, must be tested for gas soundness and purged as described in BS 6891.
3.2
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
The boiler requires a 230/240 V ~ 50 Hz mains supply, fused at 3 A
The boiler must be earthed.
There must only be one common isolator, providing complete electrical isolation, for the boiler and any external controls.
This boiler has been fitted with a supply cable, however, if it is necessary to fit a cable use PVC insulated cable not less than
0.75 mm² (24 x 0.2 mm) to BS 6500 Table 16. The boiler should be connected to a fused three pin plug and unswitched
shuttered socket outlet (both complying with BS 1363), or a fused double pole switch with a contact separation of at least 3 mm
in both poles.
Wiring external to the boiler must be in accordance with the current IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671).
Note: If a room thermostat is fitted, it must be suitable for 230/240 V switching.
3.3
AIR SUPPLY
The boiler does not require any air vents for cooling in the room in which it is installed or when installed in a cupboard or
compartment. The minimum clearances for servicing must always be maintained.
Note: A cupboard or compartment used to enclose the boiler must be designed and constructed specifically for the purpose,
i.e. comply with the Building Regulations.
3.4
FLUE SYSTEM - Fig. 3
The flue system must be installed in accordance with BS 5440:1.
For horizontal flues ensure the flue assembly is horizontal and the inner duct is sloping downwards towards the boiler.
Flue components are available as follows:CD Easy-Flue 500 mm (includes 90° bend and terminal) - Part No. 6.2000500.
CD Easy-Flue 1000 mm (includes 90° bend and terminal) - Part No. 6.20001000.
CD 1 m flue extension - Part No. 6.20001050.
CD 0.75 m flue extension - Part No. 6.2000750.
CD 90° bend - Part No. 6.2000590.
CD 45° bend - Part No. 6.2000545.
CD Vertical flue terminal assembly. Refer to the separate installation instructions supplied with the assembly.
The following methods determine the correct length of flue required.
For rear exit flue (including terminal)
L = B + 170 mm
For side exit flue (including terminal) L = B + C + 230 mm (min. side clearance required is 5 mm)
For vertical flue L = H minus 1000 mm for vertical terminal assembly
Where
L = Required flue length
B = Finished wall thickness
C = Distance from the inside wall to the side of the boiler
H = Distance from top of boiler side panel to roof position
Note: 1. If an extra 90° bend is used, this reduces the maximum flue length by 1.3 m. Each 45° bend used reduces the maximum
flue length by 0.9 m.
2. Under no circumstances must the flue length (including allowances for extra bends) exceed 3 metres horizontally and only
6 metres vertically.
3. If the flue is more than 0.5 m, the restrictor must be removed from the boiler flue adaptor (see Fig. 19,
4. Failure to use Alpha CD flue components with the boiler will invalidate the boilers CE approval, guarantee and may be
unsafe.
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HORIZONTAL FLUE OPTIONS - Lmax = 3 metres
L = B + C + 230 mm
L = B + C + E + 230 mm
B
C
B
C
E
B
F
E
C
L = B + E + F + 230 mm + (90° bend = 1.3 metre)
B
L = B + C + 230 mm + (2 x 45° bends = 1.8 metre)
VERTICAL FLUE OPTIONS
Fig. 3
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3.5
FLUE TERMINAL LOCATION - Fig. 4
Fig. 4
Terminal position
Min. distance (mm)
A
Directly below an opening, air brick, windows, etc.
B
Below gutters, soil pipes or drain pipes
75 (See Note 3)
C
Below eaves
200 (See Note 3)
D
E
Below balconies
From a vertical drain pipe or soil pipe
200 (See Note 3)
150 (See Note 3)
F
From an internal or external corner
300 (See Note 2)
G Above ground, roof or balcony level
H
From a surface facing the terminal
I
From a terminal facing the terminal
J
K
Above an opening, air brick, window etc.
Vertically from a terminal on the same wall
L
Horizontally from a terminal on the same wall
300 (See Note 1)
300
600 (See Note 4)
1200 mm
300 (See Note 1)
1500 mm
300 mm
M Horizontally from an opening, air brick, window etc. 300 mm (See Note 1)
Notes: 1. In addition, the terminal should not be nearer
than 150 mm to the framework of an
opening into the buiding, i.e. a window
surround or door surround.
2. This clearance may be reduced to 25 mm
without effecting the performance of the
boiler. However, to ensure the condensate
plume does not affect adjacent surfaces a
clearance of 300 mm is preferable.
3. These clearances may be reduced to 25 mm
without effecting the performance of the
boiler. However, to ensure the condensate
plume does not affect adjacent surfaces the
terminal should be extended beyond gutters,
pipes, eaves, balconies etc.
4. To reduce the possibility of nuisance to
neighbouring buildings etc. it is
recommended the terminal shouild not be
less than 2500 mm from car parking spaces,
building boundary walls, fences etc.
Note: A terminal must not be sited under a car port roof
Note: In certain weather conditions the terminal will emit a plume of steam. If possible avoid positioning the terminal where this may cause
a nuisance, i.e. positions A, D, G, H, J or M.
The flue terminal must be exposed to the external air and the position must allow the free passage of air across it at all times.
If the terminal is fitted within 850 mm of a plastic or painted gutter or 450 mm of painted eaves, an aluminium shield at least 1 m
long should be fitted to the underside of the gutter or painted surface. A terminal must not be sited below 2.1 m where people
have access to, such as public footpaths, access routes, patios etc. However, If the terminal is fitted less than 2.1 m above a
surface where there is no public access, the terminal must be protected by a terminal guard.
A suitable guard is available from Alpha Therm Ltd.
3.6
BOILER LOCATION
The boiler is not suitable for external installation, unless it is installed within a purpose designed weatherproof building.
The boiler must be installed on a flat vertical wall which is capable of supporting the weight of the boiler. The boiler can be fitted
to or adjacent to a wall comprising of a combustible material without the need for a special thermal insulation barrier.
If the boiler is to be fitted in a timber framed building, it should be fitted in accordance with the Institute of Gas Engineers 'Guide
for Gas Installations in Timber Frame Housing', reference IGE/UP/7.
The boiler may be installed in any room or internal space, although particular attention is drawn to the requirements of the
current IEE Wiring (BS7671) Regulations, and in Scotland, the electrical provisions of the Building Regulations applicable in
Scotland, with respect to the installation of the boiler in a room or internal space containing a bath or shower. Where a roomsealed boiler is installed in a room containing a bath or shower, it must not be possible for a person using the bath or shower
to touch any electrical switch or boiler control utilising mains electricity.
The boiler may be installed in a cupboard or compartment, provided it is correctly designed for that purpose, i.e. complies with
the Building Regulations and the requirements of BS 6798.
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3.7
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM - Fig. 5
The boiler is designed for use in a sealed central heating system in accordance with the requirements of BS 5449 and BS 6798.
The system should be designed to operate with flow temperatures of up to 82°C. When designing the system, the pump head, expansion
vessel size, mean radiator temperature, etc. must all be taken into account. Refer to the pump performance table for guidelines.
System volume - The expansion vessel incorporated into the boiler is suitable for a sealed heating system with a maximum
water content of 80 litres (18 gal). For guidance on water contents contact Alpha Therm Ltd. for Technical Data Sheet 15.
Above 80 litres, consideration should be given to fitting an additional expansion vessel fitted in the position shown in Fig. 5. To
check correct operation of the expansion vessel(s) the system pressure should not be more than 2.5 bar when the system is at
maximum operating temperature (for further guidance refer to BS 7074:1).
The boiler is supplied with the following components built in:Pressure relief valve - complying with BS 6759 and set to operate at 3 bar. The discharge pipe must be routed clear of the
boiler and terminated in such a manner that it can be seen, but cannot cause injury to persons or property.
Pressure gauge - To indicate the system pressure to be maintained.
Expansion vessel - Conforming to BS 4814 with a capacity of 8 litres and pre-charged to a pressure of 1.0 bar.
By-pass - The boiler incorporates a by-pass, however where all radiators are fitted with thermostatic radiator valves it is
recommended a system by-pass, preferably automatic is fitted.
Make up vessel
Static head of system
Boiler
casing
Automatic
air vent
Additional expansion
vessel (if required)
Double check valve assy.
Heating
by-pass
(If required)
Note: if required, an automatic by-pass is
preferred.
Filling point
Heating flow
DHW outlet
Mains water inlet
Heating return
Note: A drain tap should be installed at the lowest
point of the heating circuit and beneath the appliance.
System
drain tap
Note: If the mains is fitted with water
meter, check valves or loose jumper stop
cock, then a DHW expansion device must
be fitted.
Fig. 5
3.8
FILLING THE CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM - Figs. 6, 7
The system design pressure (cold) should be set to 1.0 bar. This pressure is equivalent to a static head (see Fig. 5) of 10.2 metres of water.
Provision should be made to replace water lost from the system. This can be by manual or automatic means, as shown in Figs.
6 and 7. The position for connecting an automatic make-up vessel is indicated in Fig. 5. A double check valve assembly must
be used, as shown in Fig. 7.
Filling of the system must be carried out in a manner approved by the local Water Undertaking. Where allowed, the system may
be filled via a temporary connection as shown in Fig. 6. After filling, always disconnect the flexible hose of the filling loop.
All fittings used in the system must be able to withstand pressures up to 3 bar.
Drain taps (to BS 2879) must be used to allow the system to be completely drained.
Overflow
Hose
unions
Heating circuit
return
Double check
valve assembly
Stop
valve
Stop
valve
Mains
water
supply
Heating circuit
return
Double check
valve assembly
Test cock
Filling loop
temporarily connected
Fig. 6
Mains
water
supply
Test cock
Stop
valve
Feed cistern to be
located above highest
point in the system
Fig. 7
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3.9
FLUSHING THE HEATING SYSTEM
It is essential that the central heating system is thoroughly cleaned and flushed when fitting an Alpha HE boiler, the
recommended inhibiter must also be used. Failure to do so will invalidate the warranty.
The inhibitor must be applied in accordance with its manufacturers instructions. Only products from Fernox and Sentinel are
acceptable for use with the Alpha HE boilers. Further information can be obtained from Fernox (Tel: 0179 9521133) or Sentinel
(Tel: 0151 4209563).
The heating system should be thoroughly flushed in accordance with BS 7593 and BS 5449. The following procedures are
recommended:
1.
Installing onto a new system:a. Fill the system, vent at high points, at pump and radiators.
b. Check for leaks.
c. Rapidly drain the system.
d. If required, chemically clean the system as instructed by the recommended cleaner manufacturer.
Note: Ensure that the system is flushed to remove any remains of the cleaner.
e. If chemical cleaner is not used to clean the system:i)
Refill the system.
ii)
Switch on the boiler and allow the system to heat up to the normal operating temperature.
iii)
Rapidly drain the system while the water is still hot.
iv)
Refill the system.
f. Add the recommended inhibitor to the system as instructed by the inhibitor manufacturer.
g. Recheck for leaks.
2.
Installing onto an existing system, clean the system before fitting the new boiler:a. If the old boiler is still working:i)
Switch on the boiler and allow the system to heat up to the normal operating temperature.
ii)
Rapidly drain the system while the water is still hot.
iii)
Refill and chemically clean the system as instructed by the recommended cleaner manufacturer.
iv)
Ensure the system is flushed to remove any remains of the cleaner.
v)
Fit the new boiler.
b. If the old boiler is not working:i)
Rapidly drain the system.
ii)
Remove the old boiler.
iii)
Flush the system through.
iv)
Fit the new boiler.
v)
Refill and chemically clean the system as instructed by the recommended cleaner manufacturer.
vi)
Ensure the system is flushed to remove any remains of the cleaner.
c. Add the recommended inhibitor to the system as instructed by the inhibitor manufacturer.
d. Check for leaks.
3.10 DISPOSAL OF CONDENSATE
Provision must be made for the safe disposal of condensate produced by the flue gases of the Alpha HE boilers, and reference
should be made to BS 6798:2000 for the requirements on the disposal of condensate.
The boilers incorporate a condensate trap which has a seal of 75 mm, therefore no additional trap is required.
The condensate should ideally be discharged internally into an internal waste pipe (washing machine/sink waste) or soil pipe to
avoid the possible risk of freezing. The pipework must be in 22 mm pipe.
External pipe runs should be avoided, but if it is necessary, the pipework should be at least 32 mm and protected from the risk
of freezing with a waterproof insulation and the length should be kept to a maximum of 3 m. Termination should be into an
external gulley or soakaway as shown in Figs. 8 and 9.
Note: All pipework must have a continuous fall (see Figs. 8 and 9) from the boiler and must be of an acid resistant material
such as plastic waste pipe. (copper or steel is not suitable).
It should be noted that the connection of a condensate pipe to a drain may be subject to local building control requirements.
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Fig. 8 - External gully
Fig. 9 - External soakaway
3.11 DOMESTIC HOT WATER SYSTEM
The minimum flow rate needed for the flow switch and burner to operate is 2.5 litres/min.
The incoming mains water pressure should be between 0.2 and 8 bar to ensure efficient operation. If the pressure is above 7 bar
a pressure reducing valve must be fitted.
To ensure economic use, the pipe runs between the boiler and taps should be in 15 mm copper pipe and be as short as
possible. Where possible the pipework should be insulated to reduce heat loss.
All taps and mixing valves used with the hot water system must be suitable for operating at a mains pressure of up to 8 bar.
Showers - A shower may be used with the boiler if required.
If a loose or flexible head type shower is used it may require the fitting of a double check valve, to comply with Water Bye Law 17.
Bidets - No anti-syphonage arrangements are necessary, provided the outlets are shrouded and it is not possible to attach a
temporary hand held spray. A supply of direct mains fed hot and cold water is permitted provided the appliance is of the overrim flushing type.
Before the mains water supply pipe is connected to the boiler, it should be thoroughly flushed out to avoid the danger of dirt or
foreign matter entering the boiler.
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4
4.1
1.
INSTALLATION
UNPACKING
The boxes required when the boiler is installed with a horizontal flue are as follows:Box 1
Cased boiler fitted with water and gas valves, filling loop, union bends and washers
Mounting bracket plus screws and wall plugs
Literature pack and Wall template
Box 2
CD Easy-Flue 500 mm or CD Easy-Flue 1000 mm. Both include 90° bend and horizontal flue terminal
Note: NOT required for vertical flue
Notes:
a. All flues must be suitable for CD condensing boilers.
b. CD 750 mm and 1000 mm flue extensions are available, if required.
2.
Unpack boiler and remove the loose items packs and mounting bracket.
Note: The boiler can be stood in an upright position, (to allow this, the union bends have been turned upwards so that
they do not protrude beneath the bottom - check this before standing the boiler upright).
4.2
CLEARANCES REQUIRED - Fig. 10
Fig. 10
4.3
PREPARE THE WALL - Figs. 11, 12
1.
Decide upon the position of the boiler taking into
account the clearances required for servicing and
the flue terminal position.
2.
Tape the template to the wall (ensure it is level and
the right way up) and mark the position of the holes
for the boiler mounting bracket and bottom fixings. If
rear exit flue is used, mark the position of the hole
for the flue.
3.
Side exit flue - Continue the horizontal centre line of
the flue across the wall to the side wall, then along the
side wall 165 mm (ensure the lines are horizontal). This
will give the position of the centre of the hole for the flue.
4.
Cut the 110 mm diameter hole (or use a 107 mm
core drill) in the wall for the flue.
Notes: a. Ensure the hole is horizontal.
b. For internal fitting of the flue, using the
flue sealing collar supplied, cut a 130 mm
dia. flue hole using a 127 mm core drill.
5.
Drill the fixing holes (10 mm dia.) to accept the No.10
plugs supplied. Using the screws supplied, fit the
mounting bracket.
6.
Top pipe connections - Preform the pipework at the back of the boiler before hanging the boiler, see Fig. 12, and secure in
the clips provided.
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Fig. 11
4.4
1.
FIT THE BOILER - Refer to Fig. 11
Lift the boiler and locate it on the mounting bracket. Fit the bottom screws to secure the boiler in position.
Fig. 12
4.5
CONNECT THE PIPEWORK - Fig. 13a (HE CB25/33) or Fig. 13b (HE SY25)
1.
Thoroughly flush out all the water pipework. Refer to Section 3.9.
2.
The valves/fittings have been factory fitted, however, check that all the connections underneath the boiler have been
tightened, especially the union bends.
The heating union bends have been designed to enable the heating pipes to be routed from above and/or below using the
same fitting.
Note: When soldering to the boiler union bends, ensure the bends are not connected to the valves, otherwise the internal
seals may be damaged.
3.
Connect the system pipework to the boiler.
Note: Do not forget that the pressure relief valve discharge pipe must be routed clear of the boiler to a drain in such a
manner that it may be seen, but cannot cause injury to persons or property.
4.
Connect the 22 mm condensate trap drain pipe to the condensate discharge pipe.
Ensure that the condensate discharge pipe is as required in Section 3.10.
Pour at least 0.5 litre of water into the flue duct, as shown in Fig. 12, and check the condensate discharge pipe for soundness.
5.
Ensure that all the valves are closed (spindle flats at right angles to valve) and do not turn on the water or gas supplies at this stage.
Note: Disconnect the filling loop after
filling the central heating system.
A - Heating flow (22 mm)
B - Hot water outlet (15 mm)
Filling loop
C - Gas inlet (22 mm)
D - Cold water mains inlet (15 mm)
E - Heating return (22 mm)
F - Pressure relief valve (15 mm)
G - Heating drain point
H - Cold water inlet filter
I - Condensate discharge pipe
Condensate
trap
G
I
H
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A - Heating flow (22 mm)
C - Gas inlet (22 mm)
E - Heating return (22 mm)
F - Pressure relief valve (15 mm)
Condensate
trap
G - Heating drain point
I - Condensate discharge pipe
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Fig. 13b - HE SY25
4.6
FIT THE FLUE - Figs. 14, 15
The following procedure applies to fitting an Alpha CD Easy-Flue to both rear or side exit flue - horizontally only.
1.
The CD Easy-Flues are suitable for use in the flue length ranges shown in the tables below.
Note: Where the length is less than the minimum or more than the maximum, refer to Section 4.7.
CD Easy-Flue
500 mm
1000 mm
B (mm)
Max
Min
520
915
280
675
CD Easy-Flue B + C (mm)
500 mm
1000 mm
Fig. 14
2.
Max
Min
460
855
220
615
Fig. 15
Determine the overall length (L) of flue required, (see Fig. 16) as follows:Rear flue
L = wall thickness (B) + 170 mm
Side flue
L = wall thickness (B) + distance between boiler and wall (C) + 230 mm
Fig. 16
3.
Adjust the telescopic section of the flue to the distance 'L', ensuring that the two labels marked 'TOP' are aligned, then seal
and secure the joint between the ducts with the sealing tape supplied.
4.
Pass the flue assembly through the wall (from inside or outside).
Note: Internal fitting - If there is no access to make good the outside wall, locate the flue sealing collar onto the outer duct
of the flue immediately before the terminal grille onto the location provided. Push the flue assembly through the 130 mm flue
hole, so that the collar completely passes through the wall. Then pull the flue assembly back into the correct position. Visually
check that the collar is sealing the outside wall and that it is not restricting any of the openings of the flue terminal.
5.
Position the seal and clamp (two screws) supplied, over the bend. Fit the bend to the boiler and rotate to the correct position.
Secure in position using the seal and clamp, ensuring the seal is located centrally over both the bend and boiler adaptor.
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Fig. 17 - Fitting the flue from inside
6.
Fit the inside flue sealing collar over the Easy-Flue. Fit the outside flue sealing collar onto the flue immediately before the
terminal grille onto the location provided.
7.
Slide the clamp (three screws) over the outer duct and pull the flue assembly towards the bend, locating the inner duct into
the seal joint on the bend. Ensure the labels marked 'TOP' are positioned at the top before securing the flue assembly to
the bend with the clamp (three screws) located centrally over the joint.
Note: Check the flue terminal protrudes 100 mm out of the wall and the inner duct of the terminal is positioned correctly
(see Fig. 18).
8.
Make good the inside wall by pushing the inside flue sealing collar upto the wall.
Fig. 18 - Rear flue
4.7
EXTENDING THE FLUE - Fig. 19
Note: The maximum horizontal flue assembly length must not exceed a length of 3 metres.
1.
When the flue length required is more than the maximum or less than the minimum stated in Section 4.6, paragraph 1,
refer to the table below.
Flue Length
Rear Flue (B)
Side Flue (B + C)
Comments
Up to maximum:- 2.83 m
2.77 m
Alpha CD 750 mm or 1000 mm flue extension
(Part No. 6.2000750 or 6.2000150) is required to
extend the range of telescopic flue.
Refer to Section 4.7 paragraph 2 for instructions
on how to extend the flue.
Note: A 130 mm flue hole (127 mm core drill) is
required in the wall.
Between:-
675 mm and 915 mm
615 mm and 855 mm
Within the standard Easy-Flue 1000 mm
(Part No. 6.20001000) telescopic range.
Between:-
520 mm and 675 mm
460 mm and 615 mm
Use an Easy-Flue 1000 mm (Part No. 6.20001000)
and the terminal may protrude somewhat from the
outside wall.
Between:-
280 mm and 520 mm
220 mm and 460 mm
Within standard Easy-Flue 500 mm
(Part No. 6.2000500) telescopic range.
Less than:-
280 mm
220 mm
Terminal may protrude somewhat from the outside
wall.
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2.
If the flue is more than 0.5 m, the restricot must be removed from the boiler flue adaptor, (see Fig. 19)
3.
Use the template (supplied with the boiler) to mark the required flue position and cut a 130 mm diameter hole for the flue
(use a 127 mm core drill). The size of the hole provides sufficient clearance for the clamps on the flue extension to pass
through the hole.
4.
Determine the overall flue length as described in Section 4.6, paragraph 2 to determine the number of Alpha CD 750/1000
mm flue extensions required.
5.
Assemble the flue extensions together by locating the inner duct into the seal joint and secure each extension together
with the clamps supplied (three screws). Ensure that the clamps are positioned centrally over the joints.
Note: If it is required to cut an extension, DO NOT cut the end of the inner duct that incorporates the seal joint. Ensure the
inner duct end without the seal joint is cut so that it is 15 mm longer than the outer duct.
6.
Adjust the telescopic section of the Easy-Flue to the required length and secure the Easy-Flue with the sealing tape
supplied. Fit the Easy-Flue to the extensions by locating the inner duct into the seal joint and secure with the clamp (three
screws), ensuring it is located centrally over the joint.
7.
Mark the end of the flue assembly 'TOP' where it is connected to the boiler,so that the 'TOP' of the flue terminal is aligned
with the 'TOP' at the boiler end of the flue assembly.
8.
Pass the complete flue assembly through the wall.
9.
Position the seal and clamp (two screws) supplied, over the bend. Fit the bend to the boiler and rotate to the correct position
and secure in position using the seal and clamp, ensuring that the seal is positioned centrally over both the bend and adaptor.
10. Slide the clamp (three screws) over the outer duct and pull the flue assembly towards the bend, locating the inner duct into
the seal joint on the bend.
11. Secure the flue assembly to the bend with the clamp (three screws) ensuring it is positioned centrally over the joint,
ensuring the 'TOP' marked on the outer duct is positioned at the top.
Note: Check the flue terminal protrudes 100 mm out of the wall and that the inner duct of the terminal is positioned
correctly, i.e. the inner duct within the terminal is at the top. See Fig. 19.
12. Make good the outside wall by fitting a flue sealing collar onto the location provided immediately behind the flue terminal
grille. Make good the inside wall as required.
Note: If flue sealing collars are being used to make good the inside wall, then they will need to be fitted before assembling the flue.
Fig. 19 - Side flue
4.8
CONNECT THE MAINS SUPPLY - Fig. 20a or 20b
1.
Gain access to the boiler terminal block by releasing the two fixing screws (one each side) securing the control panel and
lowering the panel. Refer to Technical Data, Section 2.9 for connection details.
2.
Note: This boiler has been fitted with a mains supply cable. However, if it is necessary to fit an alternative supply cable, ensure
the cable that has been fitted is removed and connect as follows:Remove the two screws securing the terminal block cover from the back of the control box (see Fig. 20a or b). Pass the mains supply
cable through the cable clamp and connect as follows:- Brown to L, Blue to N and Green/Yellow to . Ensure correct polarity.
Note: Ensure that the length of the earth wire is such that if the supply cable is pulled out of its clamp the live and neutral wires
become taut before the earth wire.
The main terminal block can be removed by pulling it off the pins to give easy access to the terminals.
Do not switch on the electrical supply at this stage.
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3.
If an external control, i.e. room thermostat or external clock is to be fitted, remove the terminal block cover and
remove the link between terminals 1 and 2. Pass the cable through the cable clamp and connect it to terminals 1 and 2.
Replace the terminal block cover. (Refer to Section 2.9).
4.
Replace the terminal block, ensuring it is located correctly on the plastic pins and replace the cover.
5.
Ensure that there is sufficient free cable to allow the control panel to be raised and lowered then tighten the cable clamp screws.
6.
Leave the control panel open until commissioning procedures have been completed.
7.
Carry out electrical system checks - Short circuit, Polarity, Earth continuity and Resistance to earth with a suitable multimeter.
Terminal block cover
Remove link
to connect
external
controls
Cable clamps
Fuse
Main terminals 3 and 4
(refer to Fig. 1b)
Fig. 20a - HE CB25/33
4.9
Fig. 20b - HE SY25
FITTING AN INTERNAL CLOCK KIT (Optional) - Fig. 21
Ensure the electrical supply to the boiler is isolated.
1.
Remove the two screws securing the clock cover at the rear of the control panel.
2.
Remove and discard the clock blanking panel.
3.
Insert the clock into the opening and secure in place with the screws supplied - do not overtighten the screws.
4a. HE CB25/33: IMPORTANT - Only use an Alpha single channel clock. Do not fit a two channel clock to an HE CB25/33
i). Disconnect the clock wiring from the in-line connector and connect the wires to the clock as follows:Blue wire to terminal 1, Brown wire to terminal 2 and Red wires to terminals 3 and 4, (or as per the instructions
supplied with the clock). Ensure wiring is correct.
ii). Replace the clock cover. Do not overtighten the fixing screws.
iii). Leave the control panel open until commissioning procedures have been completed.
4b. HE SY25: IMPORTANT - Only use an Alpha two channel clock. Do not fit a single channel clock to an HE SY25.
i). Disconnect the clock wiring from the in-line connector and connect the wires to the clock as follows:Brown wire to terminal 1, Blue wire to terminal 2, Black wire to terminal 3, Grey wire to terminal 4 and White wire to
terminal 5, (or, as per the instructions supplied with the clock). Ensure wiring is correct.
ii). Replace the clock cover. Do not overtighten the fixing screws.
iii). Leave the control panel open until commissioning procedures have been completed.
Fig. 21
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5
COMMISSIONING
When commissioning the boiler, ensure the Benchmark Log Book is completed.
5.1
FILL THE SYSTEM
1.
The boiler is fitted with an automatic air vent positioned on the pump (see Fig. 2). The vent is always open and has no
sealing cap.
2.
Open the central heating flow and return valves (slot in-line with valve) (see Fig. 13).
3.
Open the fill point valve on the filling loop until water is heard to flow. To aid venting, the boiler drain point (see Fig. 2) may
be opened until water flows out. Close the drain point as soon as water appears.
4.
To remove the air - Vent each radiator in turn, starting with the lowest in the system.
5.
It is important that the pump is properly vented to avoid it running dry and damaging its bearings. Unscrew and remove the cap
from the centre of the pump. Using a suitable screwdriver rotate the exposed spindle about half a turn, then replace the cap.
6.
Check the operation of the pressure relief valve (see Fig. 2) by turning the head anti-clockwise until it clicks. The click is
the valve lifting off its seat allowing water to escape from the system - check that this is actually happening.
7.
Continue to fill the system until the pressure gauge indicates 1.0 bar. Close the fill point valve and check the system for
water soundness, rectifying where necessary. Disconnect the filling loop from the mains supply.
Water may be released from the system by manually operating the drain point (see Fig. 2) until the system design
pressure is obtained. The system design pressure (cold) should be between 0.75 and 1.25 bar.
Refer to Sections 3.7 and 3.8. System volume, Flushing and Filling the system.
8.
Open the mains water inlet valve (see Fig. 13). Turn on all hot water taps and allow water to flow until no air is present.
Turn off taps.
9.
Ensure that the condensate trap has been filled with water. Refer to Section 4.5, paragraph 4.
5.2
BOILER CONTROLS - Fig. 22a or Fig. 22b
Fig. 22a - Alpha HE CB25/33
Fig. 22b - Alpha HE SY25
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5.3
TEST FOR GAS SOUNDNESS AND PURGE THE SUPPLY
1.
With the boiler gas service cock closed (slot at right angles to valve). Pressure test the gas supply and inlet pipework
connection to the boiler gas service cock for soundness in accordance with BS 6891.
2.
Loosen the gas inlet pressure test point screw on the gas valve (see Fig. 23). Ensure the gas supply is on and open the
boiler service cock to purge in accordance with BS 6891.
3.
Retighten the test point screw and test for gas soundness. Close the boiler gas service cock.
5.4
INITIAL LIGHTING - Refer to Fig. 22
1.
Ensure that the gas and electrical supplies to the boiler are off and that the mains water inlet valve and the central heating
flow and return valves are open.
2.
Turn on the gas and electrical supplies to the boiler.
3.
Ensure all external controls are calling for heat. If the optional Clock is fitted, refer to the User's instructions, set the time
and ensure the Clock is in an 'on' mode.
4.
Set the hot water and central heating temperature selectors to maximum.
5.
Set the selector switch to
6.
Open a hot water tap, the main burner will light and the boiler will provide hot water. Close the tap and the burner will go out.
7.
Set the selector switch to
(CH and DHW). The boiler will now run in the central heating mode. The pump will start,
the fan will start; once the pressure switch is proved, the main gas valve solenoid will open allowing the main burner to
light from the ignition electrodes.
5.5
(DHW only).
CHECK THE BURNER PRESSURES - Fig. 23
Turn the boiler off. Loosen the burner pressure test point screw on the
gas valve and connect a pressure gauge. Allow the boiler to run for 10
minutes and check the burner pressures.
Hot water mode - HE CB25/33 only
1.
Set the selector switch to
2.
The burner will light at the ignition rate and the burner pressure will
increase to maximum.
(DHW only) and fully open a hot water tap.
3.
Gradually close the hot tap and check that the burner pressure
decreases to its minimum. Fully open the tap and check that the
burner pressure increases. Close the tap and check that the burner
goes off.
Note: The burner pressure settings have been factory set and do not
require adjusting. If incorrect, check that the inlet gas pressure is 20 mbar.
If the inlet gas pressure is not 20 mbar, either the pipework is too small
or the gas supply to the house is insufficient, in which case contact
your gas supplier.
Fig. 23
Central heating mode
(DHW and CH) for the HE CB25/33 or 'ON' for the HE SY25.
1.
Set the selector switch to
2.
The burner will light at the ignition rate and will increase to the factory pre-set maximum output after 1 minute.
3.
Turn off the boiler. Disconnect the pressure gauge and tighten the test point screw.
Test for gas soundness using suitable leak detection fluid.
Note: Refer to Technical Data, Section 2.1 for burner pressure settings.
5.6
1.
2.
3.
4.
FINAL COMMISSIONING
Allow the heating system to heat up, then balance the system to achieve the necessary temperature difference across the
heating flow and return pipes at the boiler and check the system volume and pressure. (Refer to Technical Data, Sections
2.2 and 2.8).
Turn off the boiler.
Thoroughly flush out the water pipework (refer to Section 3.9).
HE CB25/33 only - Clean the mains water inlet filter (see Fig. 13).
Re-pressurise the system as described in Section 5.1.
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5.7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
5.8
FINAL ASSEMBLY
Raise the control panel and secure in position with the screws provided.
If the boiler is to be left in service with the User, set the controls, clock (if fitted, see User's Operating manual) and room
thermostat (if fitted) to the User's requirements.
If the boiler is not to be handed over immediately, close the boiler gas service cock and switch off the electrical supply.
If there is any possibility of the boiler being left during frost conditions, then the boiler and system should be drained (refer to Section
8.2). It is recommended that a label is attached to the boiler drawing attention to the fact that the system has been drained.
Complete the details of the installation on page 43 of this manual and the Benchmark log book.
USER INFORMATION
The User must be advised (and demonstrated if necessary) of the following important points:1. How to light and turn off the boiler and how to operate the system controls.
2. The importance of annual servicing of the boiler to ensure safe and efficient operation.
3. That any servicing or replacement of parts must only be carried out by CORGI registered personnel.
4. Ensure that the boiler controls and room thermostat (if fitted) are set to the User's requirements.
5. Tell the User about the sealed system pressure.
6. Tell the User that if the electrical supply is on and the boiler has not operated for 24 hours for heating or hot water, the
pump will automatically operate for 5 minutes.
7. Explain to the User that an internal frost thermostat is fitted in the boiler, and that the electrical supply to the boiler must be
left on for the thermostat to operate.
8. Explain to the User that in certain weather conditions the terminal will emit a plume of steam, i.e. water vapour. This is safe
and quite normal.
9. Show the User the position of the pressure relief valve and condensate discharge pipes.
10. Hand the User's instructions to the User.
11. Ensure the Benchmark Checklist in Section 12, page 43, has been completed after the boiler has been installed and
commissioned.
12. Leave these Installation and Servicing instructions with the User for use on future calls
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BOILER OPERATION
The boiler operating mode is controlled by the selector switch on the facia panel. When the HE SY25 is set to 'ON' it will provide
central heating.
HE CB25/33 only:
When set to , the boiler will only operate in the Domestic Hot Water mode. When set to
, it will operate in the
Domestic Hot Water and Central Heating mode.
Note: The clock (if fitted) only controls the operating times of the central heating, not domestic hot water - DHW is available continuously.
Domestic hot water supply always takes priority over central heating. If a demand for hot water is required during a central
heating period, the boiler will automatically switch to the hot water mode until the demand is satisfied. This interruption in the
central heating is only when the demand for hot water is present and should not be noticed by the User.
6.1
CENTRAL HEATING MODE
If there is a call for heat, the pump will start to circulate the central heating water. The fan will run at full speed; once the air pressure
switch is proved the burner will light. The burner output then automatically adjusts to suit the system demand; as the temperature
of the water in the boiler approaches that set by the adjustable temperature selector, the burner output is reduced. When the set
temperature is reached, the burner is turned off. The fan continues to run for 30 seconds and the pump continues to run for three
minutes to remove residual heat build up in the boiler before allowing the burner to relight. If the CH sensor has not registered the
pre-set temperature but the room thermostat is satisfied the burner is turned off. The fan continues to run for 30 seconds and the
pump continues to run for 30 seconds. In this instance there is no 3 minute delay before the burner will relight.
Note: If the system pressure is very low, the primary pressure switch will prevent the boiler from operating.
HE CB25/33 only - If there is a demand for DHW during the 3 minute burner delay, the boiler will operate to provide DHW until
the tap is closed; the boiler will then immediately revert to provide CH if there is a demand.
6.2
DOMESTIC HOT WATER MODE - HE CB25/33 only
When a demand for hot water (by opening a hot tap, etc.) is sensed by the flow switch, the pump starts and the burner lights at
its middle output, increasing immediately to its maximum output. Water in the boiler is then diverted from the central heating
system to the domestic hot water heat exchanger, heating the incoming mains water. The burner output is varied to maintain
the temperature of the hot water as that set by the adjustable temperature selector. When the flow switch senses that hot water
is no longer required the burner is turned off and the boiler immediately returns to the central heating mode.
In both modes the fan operates at full speed before the burner lights, remaining at that speed until the demand is satisfied.
When the burner is turned off, the fan will continue to run for 30 seconds and the pump will stop immediately if the selector is
set for hot water only.
6.3
FROST THERMOSTAT
The boiler incorporates a built in frost thermostat which automatically turns on the boiler and pump if the water in the boiler falls
below 8°C, providing the electrical supply is on and the selector switch is set to position (1) or position (2). The boiler will
operate until the water temperature in the system reaches approximately 40°C.
6.4
PUMP
If the electrical supply is on and the boiler has not operated for 24 hours for heating or hot water, the pump will operate
automatically for five minutes every 24 hours.
6.5
INDICATOR NEONS
When neon A (red) and neon B (yellow) are illuminated, the following conditions apply:Neon
B
Flashing very slowly (every 5 seconds) - Electricity supply to the boiler is on.
B
Illuminated continuously - Indicates the burner is alight.
B
Flashing on and off - Temperature sensor fault.
A
Flashing on and off - Overheat or flue thermostat has operated. Rotate selector switch to the reset position (3) to reset.
A
Illuminated continuously - Burner has failed to light. Rotate the selector switch to the reset position (3) and the
ignition sequence will restart after a delay of about 30 seconds.
A and B Flashing on and off at the same time - Blocked flue or fan fault.
A and B Flashing on and off alternatively - System pressure is very low and re-pressurisation is required.
A Illuminated continuously and B flashing - Pump fault or restricted flow.
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7
ROUTINE SERVICING
To ensure efficient operation of the boiler it is recommended that it is checked and serviced as necessary at regular intervals.
The frequency of servicing will depend upon the particular installation conditions and usage, but in general once per year
should be adequate.
It is the law that any service work must be carried out by a competent person, i.e. CORGI registered personnel.
Warning: Before servicing the boiler, isolate the electrical supply and close the boiler gas service cock. Allow the boiler to cool.
The data label is positioned on the inside of the left hand side panel.
Always test for gas soundness after servicing any gas carrying components.
Always carry out electrical system checks i.e. Eart Continuity, Resistance to Earth, Short Circuit and Polarity with a suitable
meter after servicing.
7.1
IMPORTANT NOTES PRIOR TO SERVICING
1.
Check the flue terminal outside and ensure it is not blocked.
2.
Run the boiler and check the operation of its controls.
3.
Refer to Fig. 2 for location of flue sampling point.
4.
Ensure that all system connections and fittings are sound. Remake any joints and check the tightness of any fittings that
may be leaking.
5.
It is recommended that the operation of the safety valve is checked by turning the head anti-clockwise until it clicks. The
click is the safety valve lifting off its seat allowing water to escape from the system - check that this is actually happening.
6.
Refill, vent and re-pressurise the system as necessary. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
If the system pressure exceeds 2.5 bar when operating at maximum temperature, the heating expansion vessel should be
checked and re-pressurised, if necessary.
Note: 1. Check the expansion vessel charge only when the system pressure is zero.
2. The expansion vessel pressure test point is accessible from the top and rear of the boiler.
7.
Check that the condensate trap drain pipe is connected and all joints are sound.
8.
Record details of the service in the Service Record Section on page 43 of this manual and in the Benchmark Log Book.
Flue limit thermostat behind
condensing heat exchanger
Fan assembly
Condensing heat exchanger
Primary
temperature sensor
Air pressure
switch
Room sealed
panel (four
fixing screws)
Combustion
chamber front
cover
Viewing
window
Fig. 24
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Overheat
thermostat
Combustion
chamber front
cover (five fixing
screws)
7.2
PREPARE FOR SERVICING - Fig. 24
1.
Ensure the electrical supply is isolated and the gas supply is off.
2.
Unscrew the two screws securing the control panel and lower the panel.
3.
Lift the case front panel upwards slightly and pull it forwards to remove it from the boiler.
4.
Remove the four screws securing the room sealed chamber panel and remove the panel, taking care not to damage the seal.
5.
Remove the five screws securing the combustion chamber front cover and remove the cover.
6.
Disconnect the electrode leads from the electrodes and the in-line connector to the flame sensing electrode.
7.
Remove the four screws securing the burner and baffle and withdraw them out of the boiler. Take care not to damage the
side insulation panels.
7.3
CLEANING THE BOILER
1.
Remove any deposits from heat exchanger using a suitable soft brush. Do not use a brush with metallic bristles.
2.
Check the condition of the combustion chamber insulation panels. Any damaged panels must be replaced. (Refer to
Component Replacement, Section 8.23).
3.
Check the condition of the burner injectors on the manifold, carefully clean them with a soft brush if necessary.
Do not use a brush with metallic bristles as this might damage the injectors.
4.
Remove any fallen deposits from the bottom of the inner case.
5.
Unscrew and replace any injector that appears damaged.
Note: When replacing an injector always use the washer supplied with the injector between the injector and the gas manifold.
6.
Clean the top of the burner with a soft brush and check that the flame ports are clear. Blockages may be removed with a
stiffer brush. Tap the burner, open end down, to remove any deposits from inside.
7.
Check the condition of the electrodes.
9.
Check the spark gap, positioning and height of the electrodes (see Fig. 25).
10. Check that the fan impeller is clean and free to rotate.
11. Unscrew the condensate trap drain cap, clean and remove any deposits from the trap.
Note: Before removing the cap, ensure that the water released from the trap can be contained to avoid spillage. The trap
will contain no more than 200 cc of condensate water. Replace the drain cap.
7.4
RE-ASSEMBLE THE BOILER
1.
Replace the burner, ensuring it is located correctly and secure it in position using the four screws previously removed.
2.
Replace the combustion chamber front cover, ensuring it is correctly located.
3.
Ensure the electrode leads are connected and the seals are in position in the bottom of the inner case.
4.
Test the connections for gas soundness and check the burner pressures. (Refer to Commissioning, Sections 5.4 and 5.5).
5.
Ensure that the room sealed chamber panel seal is intact and in position, replace the panel ensuring it has been located
correctly and secure it in position with the screws previously removed.
6.
Place the front case panel in position as shown in Fig. 24 and secure in position.
7.
Raise the control panel and secure in position with the two screws provided.
8.
Check the operation of the boiler. (Refer to Boiler Operation, Section 6).
9.
Return all controls to their original settings.
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COMPONENT REPLACEMENT
It is the law that any service work must be carried out by a competent person, i.e. CORGI registered personnel.
Warning: Before replacing any boiler components, isolate the electrical supply and close the boiler gas service cock. Allow the
boiler to cool.
Always test for gas soundness after replacing any gas carrying components or disturbing any gas connections.
Check the operation of the boiler. (Refer to Boiler Operation, Section 6).
Ensure that all the controls are returned to their original settings.
The replacement of components in Sections 8.3 to 8.16 does not require draining of the boiler.
8.1
GENERAL ACCESS - Fig. 24
Ensure the electrical supply is isolated and the gas supply is off.
1.
If access is required behind the control panel - Release the two fixing screws (one each side) securing the control panel
and lower the panel.
2.
To gain access behind the casing - Lift the case front panel upwards slightly and pull it forwards to remove it from the boiler
(see Fig. 24). If required, remove the side panels by removing the bottom fixing screw and lifting forwards and upwards.
3.
To gain access to the combustion chamber - Remove the four screws securing the room sealed chamber panel and
remove the panel, taking care not to damage the seal.
Note: When replacing the panel, ensure the seal is intact and that the panel has been located correctly.
4.
To gain access to the control panel components - Remove the five screws securing the rear cover and carefully raise
the cover from the front. When replacing the cover, ensure no wires are trapped and all wiring is secured. Secure with five
screws - do not overtighten.
8.2
DRAINING THE BOILER - Refer to Figs. 2 or 13
Isolate the electricity supply and close the boiler gas service cock (see Fig. 13). Allow the boiler to cool.
1.
Heating circuit
Close the central heating flow and return valves (see Fig. 13).
Connect a suitable pipe to the drain point (see Fig. 2) and route it to a suitable container. Open the drain point.
2.
Hot water circuit
Close the mains water inlet valve (see Fig. 13).
Open any hot tap below the level of the boiler to allow as much draining as possible.
Note: Some water will remain in the components and care must be taken when removing them.
8.3
IGNITION ELECTRODE LEAD - Refer to Fig. 27
1.
Gain access to the combustion chamber as in Section 8.1.
2.
Disconnect the lead from the electrode.
3.
Disconnect the lead from the PCB, noting its position (see Fig. 27).
4.
Fit the new lead ensuring it passes through the locations in the control panel and grommets in the base of the combustion
chamber.
5.
Re-assemble in reverse order.
8.4
ELECTRODES - Fig. 25
Gain access to the combustion chamber as in Section 8.1.
1.
Remove the five screws securing the combustion chamber front cover and remove the cover.
2.
Disconnect the leads from the electrodes. Remove the grommet in the bottom of the chamber, disconnect the flame
sensing electrode in-line connector and withdraw the lead.
3.
Withdraw the main burner out of the boiler, see Section 7.2. Take care not to damage the side insulation panels.
4.
Flame sensing electrode
Remove the screw securing the electrode and withdraw the electrode.
Fit the new electrode, ensuring it is positioned correctly (see Fig. 19).
Note: Fit the in-line connector to the lead by pushing it into the connector after the burner has been fitted.
5.
Ignition electrodes
Remove the screw securing the electrode and withdraw the electrode.
Fit the new electrode, ensuring both are positioned correctly and the spark gap is correct (see Fig. 19).
Re-assemble
1.
Replace the burner, ensuring it is located correctly.
2.
Replace the combustion chamber front cover, ensuring it is correctly located.
3.
Complete re-assembly as described in Routine Servicing, Section 7.4 paragraphs 4 to 9.
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2 to 4 mm
Flame sensing electrode
Ignition electrodes
7 mm HE CB33
9 mm HE CB25
5 to 6 mm
Fig. 25
8.5
MAIN BURNER
1.
Remove the burner as described in Routine Servicing, Section 7.2.
2.
Re-assemble with a new burner as described in Routine Servicing, Section 7.4.
8.6
1.
2.
BURNER INJECTORS
Remove the burner as described in Routine Servicing, Section 7.2.
Unscrew the damaged injector and screw in a replacement.
Note: When replacing an injector always use the washer supplied with the injector between the injector and the gas manifold.
3.
8.7
Re-assemble as described in Routine Servicing, Section 7.4.
FAN - Fig. 24
1.
Gain access to the combustion chamber as in Section 8.1.
2.
Remove the air pressure switch as described in Section 8.8.
3.
Disconnect the fan wiring.
4.
Remove the two screws securing the fan to the back panel. Slide the fan to the left and remove from the condensing heat
exchanger. Fit the new fan and re-assemble in reverse order.
Note: Connect the fan wiring, blue to terminal N, brown to terminal L and green/yellow to terminal
.
5.
Re-assemble and test the boiler as described in Routine Servicing, Section 7.4 paragraphs 5 to 9.
8.8
AIR PRESSURE SWITCH - Fig. 24
1.
Gain access to the combustion chamber as in Section 8.1.
2.
Disconnect the pressure sensing tube.
3.
Disconnect the wiring and remove the switch from the clip.
4.
Connect the wiring to the new switch. The polarity of the wires is not important.
5.
Secure the new switch in position and connect the pressure sensing tube to the connection nearest the fan.
6.
Re-assemble in reverse order.
8.9
OVERHEAT THERMOSTAT - Fig. 24
1.
Gain access to the combustion chamber as in Section 8.1.
2.
Disconnect the wiring from the overheat thermostat.
3.
Unscrew the overheat thermostat from the heat exchanger.
4.
Fit the new overheat thermostat and re-assemble in reverse order.
8.10 FLUE LIMIT THERMOSTAT - Fig. 24
1.
Gain access to the combustion chamber as in Section 8.1.
2.
Remove the fan as in Section 8.7.
3.
The flue limit thermostat is located behind the condensing heat exchanger on the left hand side (see Fig. 24).
4.
Disconnect the inline connector from the thermostat.
5.
Using a 17 mm spanner unscrew the thermostat from the rear of the heat exchanger and disconnect the wiring from the
thermostat.
6.
Fit a new limit thermostat and re-assemble in reverse order.
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8.11 GAS VALVE - Fig. 26
1.
Gain access behind the casing as in Section 8.1.
2.
Disconnect the coil wires and pressure tube from the gas valve.
3.
Loosen the one screw (see Fig. 26) securing the electrical plug
and disconnect the plug.
4.
Disconnect the burner manifold union and the gas inlet pipe union
from the manifold.
5.
Remove the two manifold screws from beneath the boiler.
6.
Carefully push the valve towards the rear of the boiler (take care
not to damage the manifold sealing washer) and lift out the valve
assembly.
7.
Fit the new assembly and re-assemble in reverse order.
8.
Light the boiler and test for gas soundness. (Refer to
Commissioning, Section 5.4).
9.
Complete re-assembly as described in Routine Servicing, Section
7.4 paragraphs 5 to 9.
Fig. 26
8.12 VIEWING WINDOW - Fig. 24
1.
Gain access behind the casing as in Section 8.1.
2.
Remove the rubber window frame and remove the damaged glass.
3.
Re-assemble in reverse order with a new glass. Ensure the rubber frame is located correctly in the front panel.
8.13 INTERNAL FUSE - Refer to Fig. 20
The fuse is located in the boiler terminal block.
1.
Gain access as described in Installation, Section 4.8.
2.
Lift out the fuse holder and remove the fuse. Fit a fast blow 2 A fuse as a replacement, ensuring that the holder snaps into position.
3.
Re-assemble in reverse order, ensuring the terminal block is located correctly on the plastic pins.
8.14 PCB - Fig. 27
1.
Gain access behind the control panel as described in Section 8.1.
2.
Disconnect all the wiring connectors from the PCB.
3.
Remove the five fixing screws and carefully withdraw the board from the switch spindles.
4.
Re-assemble in reverse order. Refer to the wiring diagram in Section 9.1 for connections.
Fig. 27
Fig. 28 - HE CB25/33 only
8.15 DHW FLOW SWITCH (HE CB25/33 only) - Fig. 28
1.
Gain access behind the casing as described in Section 8.1.
2.
Remove the switch from the diverter valve by pulling or prising it upwards from the valve body. Disconnect the inline wiring
connector. Re-assemble in reverse order with a new switch. Ensure that the switch is located correctly.
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8.16 CLOCK (if fitted) - Refer to Fig. 21
Note: When replacing a clock, only use a single channel clock for the HE CB25/33 and a two channel clock for the HE SY25
boiler. Refer to Section 2.9 and 4.9.
1.
Gain access behind the control panel as described in Section 8.1.
2.
Remove the two screws securing the clock cover at the rear of the control panel.
3.
Disconnect the wiring from the clock.
4.
Remove the clock retaining screws and withdraw the clock from the control panel.
5.
Fit the new clock, ensuring the wires are connected correctly. Refer to Section 4.9.
6.
Re-assemble in reverse order. Refer to the User's instructions and the boiler's control cover to set the clock.
8.17 PRIMARY HEAT EXCHANGER
1.
Gain access to the combustion chamber and drain the boiler heating circuit as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Remove the five screws securing the combustion chamber front cover and remove the cover.
3.
Remove the overheat thermostat (Section 8.9) and the primary temperature sensor (Section 8.21).
4.
Remove the right hand side baffle plate by lifting it up.
5.
Disconnect the two unions from the heat exchanger flow and return pipes.
6.
Slide the heat exchanger off the pipes and remove it by carefully withdrawing it out of the boiler.
7.
Re-assemble in reverse order.
8.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
8.18 CONDENSING HEAT EXCHANGER - Fig. 24
1.
Remove the fan as described in Section 8.7.
2.
Drain the boiler as described in Section 8.2.
3.
Disconnect the two primary flow and return connections and disconnect the flue limit thermostat connection.
4.
Remove the two screws securing the flue hood and slide it forwards from the heat exchanger.
5.
Remove the righthand screw securing the condensing heat exchanger, lower the heat exchanger from the flue adaptor
and pull it forwards and out of the condensate socket in the rear panel.
6.
Fit a new heat exchanger and re-assemble in reverse order.
7.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
8.19 COMBUSTION CHAMBER INSULATION
1.
Gain access to the combustion chamber as described in Section 8.1.
2.
Remove the screws securing the combustion chamber cover and remove the cover.
3.
The front and right hand side insulation panels slide out.
4.
To replace the rear and left hand side insulation panels, remove the heat exchanger as described in Section 8.16.
5.
Remove the two screws securing the left hand side panel. Slide out the side panel, then prise out the top of the rear
insulation panel and lift it up and out of the boiler.
6.
Fit new panels and re-assemble in reverse order.
7.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
8.20 PRESSURE GAUGE - Fig. 24
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating circuit
as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Remove the nut securing the pressure gauge sensor and withdraw
the sensor.
3.
Depress the two lugs on the pressure gauge and push it out of the
control panel.
4.
Fit the new gauge using a new washer on the manifold connection
if necessary.
5.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section
5.1).
Fig. 29
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8.21 TEMPERATURE SENSORS - Figs. 24 or 30
Note that both sensors are the same.
1.
Gain access as described in Section 8.1 (behind the casing for the DHW sensor or to the combustion chamber for the
primary temperature sensor) and drain (heating circuit for primary sensor or hot water circuit for DHW sensor) as
described in Section 8.2.
2.
Primary Sensor - The primary sensor is positioned on the right hand side of the heat exchanger, see Fig. 24. Disconnect
the wiring and unscrew the sensor. Re-assemble in reverse order with a new sensor and sealing washer.
2a. DHW Sensor (HE CB25/33 only) - Close the mains cold water inlet valve and open the lowest hot water tap to drain the
DHW system. Disconnect the wiring and unscrew the sensor, see Fig 30. Re-assemble in reverse order with a new
sensor, replacing the sealing washer if necessary.
8.22 AUTOMATIC AIR VENT - Fig. 30
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating circuit as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Unscrew the automatic air vent from the pump outlet. Fit a new one using a new 'O' ring.
3.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
Fig. 30
8.23 PUMP - Fig. 30
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating circuit as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
Pump head
1.
Remove the four socket head screws securing the pump head to the body. Withdraw the head, remove the wiring cover
and disconnect the wiring.
2.
Connect the wiring to the new head as follows:Brown to L, Blue to N, Green/yellow to
.
Ensure the pump is set to maximum (3) and re-assemble in reverse order.
3.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
Complete pump
1.
Remove the pump head as described above.
2.
Unscrew the automatic air vent from the pump outlet.
3.
Disconnect the pump unions and withdraw the pump body.
4.
Connect the wiring as described above, ensure that pump is set to maximum and re-assemble using new sealing washers.
5.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
8.24 PRIMARY PRESSURE SWITCH - Fig. 30
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating circuit as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Disconnect the wiring from the pressure switch.
3.
Unscrew the switch from the primary flow pipe.
4.
Using the new washer supplied, re-assemble in reverse order.
When connecting the wiring to the new switch the polarity of the wires is not important.
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8.25 PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE - Fig. 30
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating circuit as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Remove the four screws securing the bottom tray and remove the tray. Disconnect the pressure relief valve outlet fitting.
3.
Release the screw retaining the pressure relief valve and pull out the valve.
4.
Re-assemble in reverse order.
5.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
8.26 DHW HEAT EXCHANGER (HE CB25/33 only) - Refer to Fig. 31
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating and hot
water circuits as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Disconnect the three union nuts to the heat exchanger and remove
heat exchanger by lifting it upwards from the rear right hand side 'O'
ring seal connection.
Note: Be careful not to allow water to drip onto any electrical
components.
3.
Using the new washers supplied, re-assemble in reverse order.
4.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section
5.1).
8.27 MAINS WATER INLET FILTER (HE CB25/33 only) - Fig. 13
1.
Drain the boiler hot water circuit as described in Section 8.2. Remove
the four screws securing the bottom tray and remove the tray.
2.
Withdraw the filter after disconnecting the unions between the inlet
valve and boiler, item H in Fig. 11.
3.
Clean or replace and re-assemble in reverse order.
Fig. 31 HE CB25/33 only
8.28 DIVERTER VALVE ASSEMBLY (HE CB25/33 only) - Figs. 28 and 32
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating
and hot water circuits as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Remove the domestic hot water heat exchanger and flow
switch assemblies from the diverter valve as described in
Sections 8.23 and 8.15.
3.
Disconnect the union connections from the diverter valve.
4.
Release the screws shown in Fig. 28 and raise the valve
slightly to disengage it from the manifold, then lift it out of the
boiler.
5.
Re-assemble in reverse order using the new seals supplied.
6.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning,
Section 5.1).
8.29 DHW FLOW VALVE (HE CB25/33 only) - Fig. 32
1.
Remove the diverter valve as described in Section 8.28.
2.
Unscrew (not necessary to remove) the two screws securing the
DHW flow valve to the diverter valve and withdraw the valve.
3.
When re-assembling, push the new valve into position, holding it in, while tightening the fixing screws.
4.
Re-assemble in reverse order.
Fig. 32 HE CB25/33 only
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31
8.30 EXPANSION VESSEL
Note: If there is less than 450 mm clearance above the boiler or a rear exit flue is used, it is not possible to replace the vessel,
in which case an additional vessel should be fitted external to the boiler in the central heating return pipe, as close to the boiler
as possible (see Fig. 5).
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the boiler heating circuit as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Disconnect the pipe from the pump inlet manifold and expansion vessel.
3.
Remove the four screws securing the top support plate.
4.
Lift the expansion vessel out of the boiler.
5.
When replacing the vessel, ensure that the connection is towards the front of the boiler and re-assemble in reverse order
using new seals as necessary.
6.
Refill and pressurise the system. (Refer to Commissioning, Section 5.1).
8.31 CONDENSATE TRAP - Fig. 11
1.
Gain access behind the casing and drain the trap as described in Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
2.
Remove the screw securing the trap to its support bracket.
3.
Remove the clip from the tube at the top of the trap.
4.
Disconnect the outlet drain connection.
5.
Lift the trap out and re-assemble with a new condensate trap.
Note: Before fitting the new trap, pour 100 cc of water into the trap.
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9
9.1
WIRING DIAGRAMS
HE CB25/33 ILLUSTRATED WIRING DIAGRAM
Alpha HE CB25/33, SY25 - Wiring Diagrams
33
9.2
HE SY25 ILLUSTRATED WIRING DIAGRAM
34
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9.3
HE CB25/33 FUNCTIONAL FLOW WIRING DIAGRAM
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35
9.4
HE SY25 FUNCTIONAL FLOW WIRING DIAGRAM
36
Alpha HE CB25/33, SY25 - Wiring Diagrams
10 FAULT FINDING
10.1 CARRY OUT INITIAL FAULT FINDING CHECKS
1.
Check that gas, water and electrical supplies are available at the boiler.
i.e. Inlet gas pressure = 20 mbar
Electrical supply = 230/240 V ~ 50 Hz
CH water system pressurised to between 0.75 and 1.25 bar
DHW flow rate is more than 2.5 litre/min
2.
Carry out electrical system checks, i.e. Earth Continuity, Resistance to Earth, Short Circuit and Polarity with a suitable meter.
Note: These checks must be repeated after any servicing or fault finding.
3.
Ensure all external controls are calling for heat and check all external and internal fuses.
4.
Check that the gas and water pipework has been connected to the correct connections on the boiler and all valves are open.
However, before any servicing or replacement of parts ensure the gas and electrical supplies are isolated.
10.2 CENTRAL HEATING - Follow operational sequence
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37
10.3 DOMESTIC HOT WATER (HE CB25/33 only) - Follow operational sequence
38
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10.4 FAULT FINDING SOLUTIONS A to F
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39
10.5 FAULT FINDING SOLUTION SECTIONS G to J
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10.6 FAULT FINDING SOLUTION SECTIONS K to L
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11 SHORT PARTS LIST
Reference
Description
Fig. 2, item 6
Fig. 2, item 6
Burner assembly - HE CB25, SY25
Burner assembly - HE CB33
Fig. 2, item 8
Main injector kit (15 x 1.30 mm injectors plus washers)
Primary heat exchanger - HE CB25, SY25
Fig. 2, item 8
Fig. 2, item 5
Primary heat exchanger - HE CB33
DHW heat exchanger - HE CB25
Fig. 2, item 5
Fig. 26
DHW heat exchanger - HE CB33
Gas valve - Honeywell VK4105M5009
Fig. 30
Fig. 24
Pump
Fan assembly - HE CB25, SY25
Fig. 24
Fig. 24
Fan assembly - HE CB33
Air pressure switch
Fig. 30
Fig. 2, item 33
Primary pressure switch
DHW flow regulator (Blue) - HE CB25
Fig. 2, item 33
Fig. 28
DHW flow regulator (Green) - HE CB33
DHW flow switch
Fig. 27
Figs. 2, items17,23
Fig. 20
Fig. 24
PCB
Temperature sensor
Fuse F2A
Overheat thermostat (105°C)
Fig. 24
Fig. 2, item 16
Flue limit thermostat (90°C)
Expansion vessel 8 Litre
Fig. 30
Fig. 30
Pressure relief valve 3 bar
Automatic air vent
Fig. 29
Fig. 25
Pressure gauge
Ignition electrode - right
Fig. 25
Fig. 25
Ignition electrode - left
Flame sensing electrode
Ignition electrode lead
Flame sensing electrode/condensate sensor lead
Fig. 32
Fig. 2, item 27
Diverter valve assembly
By-pass assembly
Combustion chamber insulation panel set - HE CB25, SY25
Combustion chamber insulation panel set - HE CB33
Fig. 13
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Condensing heat exchanger
Condensate trap
Alpha HE CB25/33, SY25 - Short Parts List
Qty.
Alpha Pt. No. British Gas GC No.
1
1.019121
H28-376
1
1
1.020671
3.016466
H28-377
H28-378
1
1
1.021960
1.021743
H28-379
H28-380
1
1
1.015957
1.018597
E57-739
E96-568
1
1
1.015803
1.015610
E57-665
E57-666
1
1
1.021967
1.021744
H28-381
H28-382
1
1
1.012849
1.017496
E85-125
E76-320
1
1
1.011128
1.019465
E65-154
E96-570
1
1
3.013211
1.022170
E57-751
H28-383
2
1
1.015970
1.6098
E76-317
E76-378
1
1
1.019147
1.021356
H28-384
H28-385
1
1
1.015394
1.011126
E57-702
E57-703
1
1
1.010771
1.016151
E57-709
E57-710
1
1
1.2408
1.2405
E57-712
E57-713
1
2
1.010645
3.013212
E57-714
E65-195
1
1
3.016450
3.012752
H28-386
E57-773
1
1
3.012801
3.016448
E65-498
H28-387
1
1
3.016449
3.015063
H28-388
H28-389
1
1.021805
H28-390
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CHECKLIST
Ensure the following is completed after the boiler has been installed and commissioned:BOILER SERIAL No. ......................................................... NOTIFICATION No. ..........................................................
CONTROLS To comply with the Building Regulations, each section must have a tick in one or other of the boxes
Time & temperature control to heating
room t/stat & programmer/timer
Programmable roomstat
Time & temperature control to hot water
cylinder t/stat & programmer/timer
Combi boiler
Heating zone valves
Fitted
Not required
Hot water zone valves
Fitted
Not required
Thermostatic radiator valves
Fitted
Automatic by-pass to system
Not required
Fitted
FOR ALL BOILERS CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING:
The system has been flushed in accordance with the boiler manufacturer's instructions?
Yes
The system cleaner used ....................................................................................................................
The inhibitor used ................................................................................................................................
FOR CENTRAL HEATING MODE, MEASURE AND RECORD THE FOLLOWING:
Gas rate
Burner operating pressure (if applicable)
Central heating flow temperature
Central heating return temperature
No
m³/hr
ft³/hr
N/A
mbar
°C
°C
FOR COMBINATION BOILERS ONLY
Has a water scale reducer been fitted?
Yes
What type of scale reducer has been fitted? ......................................................................................
FOR DOMESTIC HOT WATER MODE, MEASURE AND RECORD THE FOLLOWING:
Gas rate
Maximum burner operating pressure (if applicable)
Cold water inlet temperature
Hot water outlet temperature
Water flow rate
No
m³/hr
ft³/hr
N/A
mbar
°C
°C
lts/min
FOR CONDENSING BOILERS ONLY CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING:
The condensate drain has been installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions?
FOR ALL INSTALLATIONS CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING:
The heating and hot water system complies with current Building Regulations
The appliance and associated equipment has been installed and commissioned
in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
If required by the manufacturer, have you recorded a CO/CO2 ratio reading
N/A
The operation of the appliance and system controls have been demonstrated to the customer
The manufacturer's literature has been left with the customer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CO/CO2 ratio
Yes
Yes
COMMISSIONING ENG'S NAME:
Print ...................................................................... CORGI ID No. ..................................................
Sign ...................................................................... Date .................................................................
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13 SERVICE RECORD
It is recommended that your heating system is serviced regularly and that you complete the appropriate Service Interval Record
below.
Service Provider: Before cpmpleting the appropriate Service Interval Record below, please ensure you have carried out the
service as described in this instruction manual. Always use the manufacturer's specified spare parts when replacing all
controls.
SERVICE 1: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 2: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 3: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 4: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 5: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 6: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 7: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 8: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 9: Date .......................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
SERVICE 10: Date .....................................................................
Engineers Name .........................................................................
Company Name ..........................................................................
Telephone No. .............................................................................
CORGI ID card serial No. ...........................................................
Comments ...................................................................................
.....................................................................................................
Signature .....................................................................................
Alpha Therm Limited.
Nepicar House, London Road, Wrotham Heath,
Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 7RS
Tel: 0870 3001964
These instructions have been carefully prepared but we reserve the right to
alter the specification at any time in the interest of product improvement.
© Alpha Therm Limited 2005.
email: info@alphatherm.co.uk
website: www.alpha-boilers.com
Manual compiled and designed by Publications 2000 - Tel: (01670) 356211
Part No. 1.022791
07/05/D187
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