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Glowworm 30cxi repressure leak

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Kim Marin, 19 Jan 2020.

  1. Kim Marin

    Kim Marin

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    Hi,

    When running a bath this evening, the hot water went cold and when going to the boiler it was flashing red.

    So when opening the pressure valve, water came out of another area of the boiler (see video) and did not make any difference to the situation.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do to resolve this, or if I will need to call an engineer?

    Many thanks
     

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  2. Chris_W

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    Hi Kim,

    No video attached?
     
  3. Kim Marin

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    It won't allow me to post it, it basically runs out like tap water
     
  4. ianmcd

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    post a pic of where the water is coming out , it will allow you to do that
     
  5. Kim Marin

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    Image attached shows where it comes out
     

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    What do you mean by " when opening the pressure valve" ?
    Can you post pics of what valve you refer to ?
     
  7. Stadan20

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    Your pressuring the boiler over its maximum limit , you have a few issues going on , get an rgi In
     
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    The valve that's leaking is a rpz, basically a fancy non return valve that allowed glowworm to sidestep the water regs, it needs to be changed.
     
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  10. Kim Marin

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    Thanks, Picasso.

    I'll upload a few more pictures once I'm back home to be sure of the issue.

    Also, about 2 months ago my husband had to bleed the air in a upright radiator in the bathroom. There was a lot of trapped air, which was only heating halfway. So put the boiler pressure from 1.0 to 0.7.

    If it's the rpz, how much would I be looking to resolve this?
     
  11. Stadan20

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    Get an rgi involved (y)
     
  12. picasso

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    The filling loop kit is around £70 so that plus labour which is variable.
     
  13. Stadan20

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    Yeah the ex vessel deffo needs charging by sounds of it
     
  14. Stadan20

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    Then the prv also either needs a good clean / replacing
     
  15. Kim Marin

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    Please see the attached file to show what I am opening to try and raise the pressure in my boiler.

    And thank you all for you all so far.
     

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    Put a new filling loop on and charge vessel wolesley part no 440442 it's called a disconnector
     
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