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Leaking rad.

  • 10-05-2010 11:32am
    Registered Users Posts: 16

    the shut-off valve on one of my rads is leaking from the top, the internal seal appears to be gone. If I close it completely the leak stops. The system is pessurised. My question is how do I go about replacing this? Must I drain the system and will the pressure be lost or can the pressure vessel be isolated? How is the system recharged if it must be drained? I really can't afford a plumber at the moment and would appreciate any advice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44,080 ✭✭✭✭Micky Dolenz

    More than likely leaking from the gland nut. This is just under the spindle.
    In the picture it is red.
    Tighten this and that should do it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 Notanumber

    Thank you very kindly, worked a treat :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭johnjoe 123

    nice one micky!