Heating not working after removing towel rail

22 Jun 2015
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United Kingdom
Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of replacing my bathroom and have removed the heated towel rail for plastering and painting (quite a while ago now, admittedly). I tried to put the heating on the other day, and none of the radiators warmed up. My initial thoughts were along the lines of "not a full circuit so of course they won't work" but a quick Google suggests they should be working.

I've no problems with hot water (cylinder in airing cupboard if that makes a difference) and don't recall having heating problems before. The boiler is a glow work flexion 18hx too, if that has any impact.

So my question is, is this related to my radiator being removed, or am I looking at a bigger problem? If it is the radiator, is there a standard bridge I can buy or do I need to make one with some some copper off cut?

Thanks for any help you can give!
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Party? What party?
15 Nov 2005
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Cook Islands
Have you got a feed and expansion tank in the loft? Is there mud and water in it?

If so, bleed the highest radiators in the house. Does water squirt out forcefully?

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