Heating not working after removing towel rail

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mattwood22, 30 Oct 2017.

  1. mattwood22


    22 Jun 2015
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    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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  3. JohnD


    15 Nov 2005
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    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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