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Add water to boiler Valliant 182e

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by SYW, 12 Oct 2020.

  1. SYW

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    Hello, I have a Valliant 182e boiler which I need to top up with water as pressure is too low. I cannot find the 2 valves on the filling loop though. Maybe there's another way to do this, but I am afraid to break something. These photos show the pipes bottom to top. Please help! IMG_20201010_204849.jpg IMG_20201010_204838.jpg IMG_20201010_204838.jpg IMG_20201010_204849.jpg
     
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    Only one valve to open ,on the right hand side of your pic is the braided ,flexible ,hose with a black lever
    ( Partially obscured) that's what you turn.
     
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    Sorry terryplumb, nothing happens...
     
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    You have to open both valves....

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    As said above the other tap may be closed ,so open that anticlockwise.
     
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    I tried ever combination, clockwise or anticlockwise, lever horizontal and vertical. No chance
     
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    What about the stopcock under the shelf ? is that open ?
     
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    The black lever may be cracked( common problem) and not turning the spindle below it . Remove the lever and examine ,spindle can be turned with a spanner.
     
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    Well spotted !
     
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    It's stiff as hell. There's a screw in the middle. Does it need to be loosened? I am kind of scared of flooding the flat :unsure: IMG_20201013_084729.jpg
     
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    Do not loosen the screw. Call a plumber.
     
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    No don't touch the screw ,turning the handle anti clockwise opens it.
     
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    Well, I had a plumber take a look at it. He says the electrical board doesn't call the water in. Makes no sense to me
     
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    Has the plumber increased the water pressure ?
     
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    He tried. I just don't understand how electronics could stop water flowing. Maybe he was out of his depth
     
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