Radiator Category - Page 1

Radiator Bleed Screw Rounded Off

When encountering a rounded nut while trying to remove a radiator bleed valve, one can choose to use grips or file two opposite edges to gain a better grip with an adjustable spanner.

Dec 25, 2022

Which Way To Turn Radiator Valve Off

To turn off the manual valve, locate it and turn it in a clockwise direction until it stops, then turn it slightly in a counter-clockwise direction to open it a bit. It is essential to open it a little because completely closing it can result in freezing of the water inside the return pipes and radiator.

Dec 23, 2022

Leaking Radiator Bleeder Valve

To fully drain the radiator, open the bleed valve and catch the water in a bowl. Then wrap the valve tip with plumber's tape and tighten the union nut. After opening the valves, check for leaks before closing the bleed valve. If the valve continues to leak, it may require replacement.

Dec 22, 2022

Radiator Trv Not Working

In case the Thermostat radiator valve (TRV) is not functioning, it is probable that the TRV pin may be jammed. To resolve this issue, follow these steps after ensuring that the system has cooled down. Adjust the TRV to the maximum setting to begin.

Dec 21, 2022

Towel Radiator Valves Leaking

To fix a leaking valve on a towel radiator, first, drain the water level below the leak. Turn off the lockshield and supply valves while using towels to catch any water that may dribble out. Then, use a spanner to undo the union nut and open the bleed valve to release any trapped water. Afterwards, apply thread seal tape before reassembling the parts.

Dec 21, 2022

Radiator Air Vent Hissing

The hissing sound from the air venting valve in a radiator is typical during normal operation. However, the noise should cease once the radiator reaches optimal temperature and the vent closes to retain steam. This ensures that the radiator gives off heat and condenses back into water.

Dec 21, 2022

Water Leaking From Radiator Valve

To fix a leaking radiator valve, first, stop water flow by ensuring the lockshield valve is closed. Next, drain the radiator and undo the union nut. Add PTFE tape by wrapping the valve that connects to the radiator with ten turns of tape. Finally, refill the radiator by opening the lockshield valve.

Dec 18, 2022

Taking A Radiator Off The Wall

To remove a radiator, start by switching off the heating and waiting for the radiator to cool down. Then, separate the radiator from the rest of the system and drain & bleed it. Loosen and remove the union nuts, followed by removing the radiator and wall brackets (optional). Cap your radiator valve and remove the pipework.

Dec 15, 2022

What Does A Radiator Key Look Like

To diagnose a radiator that needs bleeding, check if it has cool air trapped in its upper portions. Find a radiator key to open the "bleed valve." Turn off the central heating system before bleeding and ensure that both intake and exit valves are open. As air escapes, water may sputter from the bleed valve, so catch any drips to prevent a mess.

Dec 15, 2022

Plastic Piping For Radiators

Copper has been the main choice for heating pipes for a long time, but plastic pipes are now widely used in plumbing fixtures including radiators. However, it should be noted that plastic pipes are not suitable for connections to boilers or gas.

Dec 12, 2022

Remove Radiator From Wall

To remove a radiator, start by turning off the heating and valves, then draining the radiator and opening the bleed valve. Loosen the other valve, disconnect the radiator, and lift it off the brackets.

Dec 11, 2022

Take Radiator Off Wall Without Draining System

To remove a radiator without draining the system, one must first place towels under each radiator valve. Then, the two radiator valves must be turned off. Next, a Plumb Tub should be placed under one of the valves to catch the water. After, the nut connecting the valve to the radiator must be cracked with an adjustable spanner, and the radiator bleed valve should be opened with a radiator bleed key to let the water flow into the tub. This process should be repeated until the radiator is empty.

Dec 8, 2022

Leaking Radiator At Top

The radiator may leak due to various reasons such as corrosion, worn gaskets or hoses, a leaking cap, a failed water pump, a cracked coolant reservoir tank, or a blown head gasket. These issues arise due to the constant pressure and heat the radiator endures over time.

Dec 6, 2022

Manual Radiator Valve Stuck

A stuck radiator valve can occur when the pin responsible for activating the mechanism fails to move. To resolve this, the valve head should be removed to gain access to the pin. Apply pressure until it returns to its original position. If unsuccessful, tapping the valve may dislodge the pin.

Nov 29, 2022

Radiator Valve Leaking When Turned Off

If you find that your radiator valve is leaking even when it is turned off, you can try opening it slightly to see if it stops. If this doesn't work, you should follow the steps for a leaking lockshield valve. In some cases, you may need to replace the entire radiator valve.

Nov 24, 2022

No Water When Bleeding Radiator

To troubleshoot radiators with no water, start by checking for stuck pins in the radiator thermostatic valve and flushing air locks. Balancing the heating system, replacing thermostatic valves, and using chemical inhibitors can also help. If the radiator remains cold after bleeding, and there is no water coming out of the valve, investigate potential causes methodically to identify the reason.

Nov 23, 2022

Bleeding Radiators No Hissing Just Water

When bleeding a radiator, if water rushes out without any hissing, it indicates that the radiator does not have trapped air. However, if there is hissing, the valve should be kept open until all the air has escaped, followed by water.

Nov 23, 2022

Fix A Leaking Radiator Valve

To fix a leaking radiator valve, start by draining the central heating system and using an adjustable spanner to turn the valve nut anti-clockwise until it comes away from the valve. Then, apply plumbing jointing compound around the threads and tighten the nut back onto the valve. Finally, clean any excess compound off the valve, refill the central heating system, and check for leaks.

Nov 23, 2022

Air In Radiator System

The appearance of air bubbles in a radiator suggests that air is entering from a pressurized system. A head gasket leak could be responsible, allowing combustion gases to enter the coolant system and cause air bubbles.

Nov 22, 2022

Radiators Not Heating Up After Bleeding

In some cases, a radiator may fail to get hot even after bleeding due to a stuck pin on the thermostatic radiator valve (TRV). To check for this issue, it is possible to remove the cap/head on the TRV, which is the larger of the two valves with temperature control numbers on it.

Nov 22, 2022

Bleeding Radiator Combi Boiler

To determine whether your radiators require bleeding, you may examine your boiler's pressure gauge. A combi boiler that is functioning correctly should display a pressure gauge reading of 1 to 1.5 bar when the heating is turned off and no water is flowing. If the pressure is above the recommended level, bleeding the radiator is necessary to reduce it.

Nov 21, 2022

Replacing Radiator In House

The basic steps for a plumber or heating technician to replace a radiator include turning off the boiler and draining the system if necessary, breaking the union fittings at the boiler pipes, removing the old radiator, making any necessary plumbing or carpentry alterations, attaching necessary valves, moving the new radiator into place, and securing it to the pipe unions and wall brackets.

Nov 19, 2022

Thermostatic Radiator Valve Stuck On Hot

To fix a stuck radiator valve, remove the valve head and apply pressure to the pin that starts the mechanism. If it doesn't work, tap the valve until the pin dislodges.

Nov 16, 2022

Radiator Hissing When Heating On

A persistent, hissing sound during heating may indicate an issue with the air vent valve. Cleaning the valve with vinegar is recommended, though if the problem persists, replacing the valve may be necessary.

Nov 15, 2022

Radiator Pipe Leaking Water

To fix a leaking radiator pipe, you need to dry the radiator and locate the source of the leak. If the radiator valve is leaking, drain the water below the leak. If the radiator spindle is leaking, there may be damage in the connection between pipework and the radiator.

Nov 14, 2022

Should You Turn Off Radiators In Rooms You Don't Use

It is acceptable to turn off radiators in unused rooms to save money on heating costs. However, it is essential to turn them back on when necessary instead of relying on other radiators to compensate.

Nov 13, 2022

Digital Thermometer For Balancing Radiators

To measure the temperature of the pipework next to the valve and on the opposite side of the radiator, a digital thermometer or multimeter with thermometer can be used. Once the readings are obtained, they should be noted down for further reference.

Nov 11, 2022

Radiator Leaking Water When Off

There are several possible reasons why a radiator may be leaking, including a damaged valve, rust, or a loose/damaged spindle.

Nov 11, 2022

Towel Radiator Has No Bleed Valve

To bleed a radiator without a towel rail, compression joint, or bleed valve, you will need a self-drilling radiator valve tool that can be purchased at most hardware stores. This tool will act as a makeshift bleed valve that can be installed directly onto the radiator.

Nov 10, 2022

Radiator Bleed Valve Snapped Off

The vent screw is snapped off which may not cause any problem for now but during the bleeding process, it may become an issue. To fix it, a small hole needs to be drilled into the broken screw and a screw extractor needs to be inserted to remove the rest of the screw. Afterward, a new vent screw can be placed in its position.

Oct 29, 2022