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Removing a radiator

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Skaggaranx, 4 Aug 2017.

  1. Skaggaranx

    Skaggaranx

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    Unsuccessfully tried to remove a radiator last night but the water kept p!ssing out of the pipe to the rad under pressure but, as far as I'm aware, we're on an open vented system which is not pressurised. The heating had been off for about an hour and the hot water for about half an hour.

    Why was this?
     
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    have a look at the feed and expansion tank in the loft.
     
  4. Skaggaranx

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    Ok, so regarding the two valves. One is a lockshield which I can shut no problem (counting the number if turns etc etc) but on the other side, my issue is that the termostat control on the valve has been broken off (we have just bought the house)... can I close it manually somehow?

    If not, presumably, I'd need to drain the system to fit a new thermostat valve and take the radiator off at the same time..?
     
  5. Skaggaranx

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    John, the tank isn't in the loft, it is actually situated in the airing cupboard above the hot water cylinder and there is approximately 1cm clearance between the top of the tank and the top of the cupboard... so access to the tank is extremely limited!
     
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    And is that cold water tank, or the F&E tank?

    did you turn off the supply, or tie up the float in the F&E tank?
     
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    do you still have the broken head of the thermo valve ? post pic if so. you may be able to just swap the head . or fit a "decorators cap" which will close the valve to allow removal of the rad.
     
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    Hi Terry,

    I don't have the head of the thermo valve, it was already broken off when I moved in and no where to be seen. I will be able to post a picture of what remains later though...
     
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    call a plumber!...I know....ridiculous idea FFs
     
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    John, the tank in the loft is also very difficult to get to so I am trying to do it without needing to fiddle with the float
     
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    This is a DIY forum. FFS.
     
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    if the other TRVs in the house are the same (very probable) photograph one of the other heads as well.
     
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    Will do later when i'm home.

    Thanks.
     
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    I don't know why the last comment from Old&Bold was removed but it was rather abusive.

    From my point of view, I post on a DIY forum because I want to learn, because I want to... do it myself. I thought that was the point. Which is why, when you post something on here as a relative newbe, getting responses saying 'call a plumber' aren't helpful, surely? If I'd come to the conclusion I wanted to call a plumber, I would have done that and not posted on here. If after posting on here I feel it is beyond me, then I will call a plumber.

    Really confused by Old&Bold's response so feel free to pop back on and explain. I want to learn... why does that make me a ''whamker''?
     
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    Ok buddy.

    Don't need paid for info sites because I took a screenshot of your original post which is extremely useful! Thanks, I'll crack on with that.

    I don't really understand why you have turned nasty but I can see that this isn't the only thread that you have done so. And I'm not the only person on here you have been rude to.

    #old&nasty
     
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    O&B: I did not see your deleted post, but what is wrong with you? The OP is having a go at a repair, which is his right. You may feel he is not qualified, but it isn't rocket science, and this is, indeed, a DIY site.

    You are not forced to contribute. Save your angst for so called pro's that don't have a clue, and for idiots like Bernie, who give out wrong info. As well as DIYers that sometimes start to argue against good but free advice. So far, as far as I can see, the OP has not been disrespectful in any way
     
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