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Urgent HELP!!! can's sort out pressure loss problem

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Peter Hawkins, 22 Dec 2007.

  1. Peter Hawkins

    Peter Hawkins

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    Boiler Vaillent VC183EH
    pressurised system running about 9 radiators and an underfloor system (separate pump) for one room.
    Problem with pressure loss needing frequent topping up. No leaks found although there are some runs under the suspended floor that I can't get to.
    No air in rads.
    First noticed that the auto bleed valve at the top rear of the boiler ( Brass float valve) was dripping. Replaced it.
    Then noticed that the pressure release valve that vents to outside was dripping. Replaced it.
    Air got into the UFH loops. Vented it out.
    Now it runs fine, and loses no pressure until the boiler goes off. Next morning pressure has gone. I open the filling loop and get the pressure back up to 2 bar and everything is ok until it goes off at night.
    If I stay up after it has gone off, and the pressure has gone, and top it up before I go to bed, it is still OK in the morning.
    Predictable problem so I can keep the heating running, but need to fix it properly. I have got some leak sealer to put in but don't want to until I am sure that there are no other problems.
    IN SUMMARY - IT ONLY LOSES PRESSURE WHEN IT SWITCHES OFF - probably as it cools down, and runs perfectly when hot.
    Help!!!
     
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  3. billy bob

    billy bob

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    Don't fill it to 2 bar, that is too high, it probaly rises to over 3 bar when operating and the PRV opens, when you re-fill it only fill it to 1 bar to 1.5 bar, it will tell you exactly what pressure it should be filled to in the instruction manual.
     
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    See Boiler Pressure Problems in the FAQ - all is revealed!
     
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