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Radiator bleed valve leaking

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by AidyTy, 29 Dec 2014.

  1. AidyTy

    AidyTy

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    hi there

    The bleed valve on my upstairs is leaking. I have BG coming out on Wednesday to fix it but looking for an interim solution.

    The valve to isolate the radiator is hard to move and i dont want to force it.

    Could I put plumbers mait around it as a temporary solution (would this invalidate my contract with BG?) or should I just keep an eye on the pressure on the boiler and top up as necessary?

    Cheers
     
  2. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    If you cannot turn the radiator valves off, your pretty well stuffed!
    Have you tried to nip the bleed valve up a little to see if the leak stops?
     
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  5. AidyTy

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    Thanks for your quick reply.

    It is just a drip but a constant drip. I dont want to force something and end up making it worse! I am not DIY minded at all.

    I just want to make sure that in this cold weather and Glasgow is freezing at the moment that I dont have to turn off my heating - I guess I can just keep an eye on the pressure and top up if needed until BG come on Wednesday?

    Cheers
     
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    That's what I would do, put some old towels under the radiator to catch the leaking water (remember to check them regularly) ;)
     
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