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    Boiler pressure near 3. How to depressurise boiler system with no bleed key?!

    Hi all, Earlier this week I tried to top up pressure in my boiler. The screws that allow me to do this are buggered but turns out I must have been able to turn it without realising. The pressure has gone up slowly from near zero to near 3! Now I can't turn the screw a particular way. I have no...
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    Do I have to bleed air out of the water in the boiler?

    Hi.Drained the system today after running for a week or so with radiator flush in. Turned water supply back on but,stupidly only bled upstairs radiators...Now system is not getting warm and boiler only kicks in for short stints. Bled complete system and opened valve by the 3 way / pump.lots of...
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    Where can I get the right size bleed key?

    I have some Pegler Terrier lock shields with drain off capability. A standard bleed key is too big as it appears they use a smaller square head on their valves. Anyone know where I can get a bleed key to fit. Thanks Graham
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    Had a Power Flush now looking for a bit of advice

    Hi all, This is in no way a blame thread for the recent work I have had done as the guys were top notch, just looking for a bit of advice on a few puzzling questions I have since. I had a power flush done as two of my 12 radiators were not getting hot in anyway even though the flow pipes were...
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    How to bleed a radiator like this?

    Hi, we have one radiator in our house that is different to the others, and I can see no obvious way of bleeding. I've included a pic of the top of the radiator, the other side of has the same sort of valve albeit on the other panel. Thanks
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    How to bleed Y plan system?

    hi everyone, I’ve just changed my circulation pump and I only noticed before re-fitting that the diverting valve was set on HW. So I must’ve drained the HW side to just below pump level? Then I refilled and turned it on. Is there any way I must bleed it now as it’s the HW side? Sorry if...
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    Slight drip brown water from nut / bleed valve area?

    Hi, we have 2 rads. where there is slight rusting visible around the silver nut around the bleed nipple. water is coming out but evaporates to leave a brown stain. Can I tighten nut...or will this need replacing? Do I need our usual plumber..or diy? thanks.
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    Is it possible to bleed these rads?

    There’s a finned element along the bottom.
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    No bleed valve on radiator?

    Hi, One of my radiators has developed a trickling sound once the heating is on. This used to only happen as it first turned on and then it went away, now it is constant when the heating is on. After some research I understand this to mean there is some air trapped in the radiator (though the...
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    Bleed Value problem - not vent all air

    I have a problem with a new radiator (badly designed) where I need a bleed value that bleeds from the top instead of the middle of the value. Don't know if there is such a thing, can't find one. The issue is that the radiator has 4 upright columns that are linked at the top by a round pipe. The...
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    Leaking radiator

    Hi I wonder if someone can help, the pressure in my boiler keeps dropping and I am having to keep adding water to it to bring it up to 1.5, I have discovered that I have a leak on one of my radiators so this seems like a good explanation. I have done loads of reading this morning but most of...
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    Old Worcester 25Si repress urine after rad bleed

    Hi there, help needed. Moved into our new house which has an old Worcester 25Si. We had a new radiator fitted but the "plumber" didn't repressurise the system so I've bled the rads but the pressure has dropped and I do not know how to top up the pressure. I can't find a tap or indeed a manual...
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    greenstar junior 28i heating problem

    Got called to this boiler earlier for an issue with the heating. 2 of the 5 rads were luke warm at the top and the other 3 pretty cool. checked at the boiler which was set to max on the temp dial. Boiler sounded like it was full of air while the pump running. Tried to bleed the pump and when...
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    Bleed valve near hot water tank?

    Hi, I've drained down a conventional vented heating system (c. 1998) and and trying to re-fill. The fill & expansion tank is nicely filled, and I have got a small amount of air out of some of the downstairs radiators, after having set the 3 way valve to M(id). That has now stopped and I have no...
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    Double radiator bleed screw puzzle

    I've just drained my standard gravity fed system and replaced a couple of TRVs. I'm just about to re-fill, but I have noticed that a couple of the double radiators only have one bleed screw. Some of them have 2 screws as I would expect, one for each half, at the top on the "inside" of the...
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    Help with Radiator Bleed Valve

    Hi there I've not long moved into my property and the radiators have started playing up. It is a Gas central heating system and most of the rads are working. I was going to try and bleed the ones that where not working to see if this solved the problem but I can't find a bleed valve anywhere...
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    Ideal Logic+ Combi 24 - no hot water or heating

    Hi folks, I've read the disclaimer about offering advice to those without being registered as gas safe, but I *don't* think the issue is something worthy of an engineer visit (my landlord isn't great with paying out for general repairs), just looking for some advice, however I'm more than...
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    Central Heating System - possible blockage - how to fix?

    Hello, My central heating system has been running OK for the past few years, but yesterday things went wrong. The system is a 1980's vintage gravity fed system. The problem started as follows: 1 - I'd noticed that a couple of rads were slightly cool, but warmer at the bottom than the top. 2...
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    Bleed Valve Keys Won't Fit On Older Rads (Inc. Pictures)

    Just a quick one. I have two different bleed keys (see photo), and neither will fit on the bleed valves of some older rads. I'm not 100 per cent sure, but I think they may fit on the square screw that turns, but it's the circular collar around the screw that's stopping the key sliding over the...
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    Vaillant Ecotec Bleed/Purge Program Questions

    Just a couple of quick questions about an 8 year old Ecotec Plus 831 combi (R1). Will this boiler have the bleed program function? I don't have the manual, but looked in one online and couldn't see it listed in the contents or on the filling page. If this boiler does have a bleed program...
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