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Peterlambert

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:11 pm Reply with quote

Please could someone help I have had a chrome towel radiator fitted in my bathroom and it appears to be leaking a sticky brown substance.The radiator is 2 years old have just had a new boiler fitted and they all run in conjuction with a Santon Premier plus unvented hot water mains pressure system.
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digdilem

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:25 pm Reply with quote

The substance is the hot water, often brown or rusty in colour.

Find out where it's leaking and fix it. If it's leaking from a joint, tighten it. If it's leaking from the vent, tighten it. If it's leaking through the wall of the radiator, replace the radiator.

If you take a pic we can give more accurate advice.

BTW, if it didn't leak before the new boiler, chances are a new pump has increased pressure. If it's an adjustable pump, try turning it down.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:12 am Reply with quote

Hmme..................
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:13 am Reply with quote

Surprised you don't say not WRAS approved so not able to do as DIY icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:56 am Reply with quote

digdilem wrote:

BTW, if it didn't leak before the new boiler, chances are a new pump has increased pressure. If it's an adjustable pump, try turning it down.


Where did you read that rubbish icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:32 pm Reply with quote

isolate radiator... fix leak/ replace
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