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Testing joints

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by gpkeen, 15 Nov 2018.

  1. gpkeen

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    Hello,

    I'm looking at slightly moving some pipework for some rads, as well as changing some valves over to TRVs. As I'll be doing a full drain down, was thinking it may be useful to make up the pipework and joins and test beforehand? I can't seem to find a tried and tested method anywhere? Was thinking about somehow connecting up to the outside tap or hose and turning on.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
    Graham
     
  2. ianmcd

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    just make the joints and then check for leaks what is so complicated
     
  3. gpkeen

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    Just being sensible. If any leaks can be identified before refilling the system I thought it would make sense!
     
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    You could probably hire a pressure tester but easier and cheaper just to make the joints properly with a smear of hawk white or similar on top to be sure.
     
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