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  1. M

    Hot radiators remain when heating goes off - maybe from hot water storage cylinder ?

    Hot water coming out of the hot water storage cylinder into upstairs radiators after heating/HW turns off and running out of hot water in the mornings. I have a Glow Worm 24HX Condensing boiler on the ground floor with a pump in the same cupboard, a hot water storage cylinder in the airing...
  2. U

    Worcester greenstar 30 - wont start after bleeding radiators

    Ive just moved into a rented property and some of the radiators were very cold at the top so I bled the radiators. The boiler lost pressure and switched off. I've repressurised the boiler to 1.5 but the controller on the boiler is completely off and I have no idea how to turn the thing back on...
  3. B

    Pipes to radiators in suspended timber floor new build

    Advice please. Building a home with suspended timber floor. 300mm Ijoists at ground level with sheeps wool insulation. Wondering whether to use copper or plastic pipes for radiators/hot water and where to locate them in the ground foor. Within the joists inbetween the insulation? OR Underfloor -.
  4. S

    Radiators Don't Heat Up Enough

    I have a Charnwood Country 15B stove. I’m having a problem with the radiators not warming up enough. There’s a thermostat on the outgoing pipe which is set to 85 degrees, and the thermostat on the incoming pipe is currently set to 40 degrees. The thermostat on the incoming pipe is what...
  5. B

    2 radiators not working at all.

    I have a central heating system that runs from a stove burning wood mostly and smokeless fuel overnight in Winter. I fitted the system about 25 years ago but the stove was changed about 10 years ago. Problems started over year ago when the radiator in the extension, which is used as a store room...
  6. K

    2 port valve to seperate radiators from ufh zones

    Apologies if something like this already been covered. We have new underfloor heating and new radiators upstairs. Problem is the company who fitted the boiler didn't fit a valve to isolate the upstairs radiators, so I fear when we turn on the underfloor heating it will basically heat upstairs...
  7. M

    Radiators cooling down at different rates.

    Why do some radiators cool more quickly than others? my boiler is less than 12 months old, heats up really quickly, we’ve got around 12 rads throughout the house. but the two in the lounge get raging hot like all the others, but once thermostat reaches desired temperature, they cool much...
  8. S

    Rattling pipework and radiators

    Hi. I have had this noise for 5 years and have had a plumber check it out and he said it could be a bit of solder in a pipe thats rattling and is impossible to find. I gave up getting the noise fixed and have lived with it. A quick run down of what happens is when the thermostat kicks in and...
  9. G

    Two radiators not heating up after bleeding. Flushing of system required?

    Hello there all mighty and knowledgeable central heating warriors! I have two radiators in my duplex flat which fail to heat up. One is a large vertical radiator in the living room, the other is a small ladder style radiator not too far away in a downstairs toilet so both on the same floor...
  10. M

    Solid fuel central heating - no heat in radiators

    I have moved into a house that has a large wood burner connected to radiators for the whole house. The pipes go up into the attic and there is an overflow tank there. The radiators are not heating up at all. The pump comes on, but the water doesnt seem to get to the radiators. Also, theres a...
  11. C

    Noisy rads, clicking - not ticking - (bubbles ?) intermittent

    Background 10 year old system. Has been kept scrupulously clean. Kept very up to date with inhibitor (higher than normal concentration). Several rads have been removed, flushed and then additional inhibitor added to keep concentration high. Aladdin Self-bleed vents fitted upstairs and down (5...
  12. G

    Cold Radiators Downstairs

    Hi, I've had this problem for a while. I have a fully pumped system with 3 way divertor valve. I have hot water and hot radiators upstairs. All radiators downstairs are cold (6 rads). A new pump was fitted, I have flushed the system with Sentinel X800 and X400. Also power flushed system...
  13. milleniumaire

    Cold radiators in loft

    Hi, I've have a problem with my CH system for around 18 months now and it's time to get it sorted. Here's a diagram showing our current heating system: The house is 21 years old and the loft extension was performed around 15 years ago. As you can see they simply extended the existing 15mm...
  14. Dan

    Plumber General Plumbing Co Ltd

    Plumber in Staffordshire. Professional plumbing and bathroom fitting in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. General Plumbing Co Ltd provides state of the art plumbing services in and around Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. We have more than 180 local plumbers in the network and provide homeowners...
  15. R

    Drain down central heating and refill with radiators off

    Hi, I have probably done a silly thing here so need some advice. I drained down the central heating system with a hose pipe from the drain off on the radiator closest to the door. No problems. Then I removed 3 radiators as we had the decorators in for a few weeks. As the decorators...
  16. R

    Radiators heating up on DHW setting

    Since replacing the expansion vessel on our Viessman 333 gas boiler, we've experienced a major problem. When we want hot water only,(DHW) setting, the radiators are being activated! Obvious solution may be with the 3 way port, but the complete heating system is now automatically switching itself...
  17. T

    Heating in flat issue

    I live in a 2 bedroom flat. The kitchen and lounge are one room. I have a combination boiler for water and central heating. There are standard radiators in all rooms that have TRVs except the lounge/kitchen area, this has 2 smaller radiators with no TRV. The thermostat is on the wall in the...
  18. P

    Is my CH/HW fully pumped? Is it two-pipe?

    Hi, I'm having problems understanding the exact configuration of the CH/HW piping in my house. In particular, I have to understand where and how to place piping for additional radiators at the upper floor. My configuration is the classical one: loft cistern, indirect cylinder on the upper...
  19. A

    Very hot water and radiators after Summer.

    Suggestions please. I have an puzzling problem. I switched off hot water and CH in Summer. Baxi boiler. After a short period of turning hot watertap on the water was scalding. Assuming hot water coming from hot water tank? I switched on hot water and CH but hot water is still scalding and...
  20. P

    Advice around buying designer radiators

    Hi Guys I'm new to this platform and trying to do some market research for my start up company poshrads.co.uk and reach out to potential tradesmen/plumbers My question is how often are you finding customers are asking for designer radiators as to a standard convector standard rad if so where...
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