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Leaking rad.

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


    Hi,
    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.


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  • 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.



    radiator-valve-gland-nut-1.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 Notanumber


    Thank you very kindly, worked a treat :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭johnjoe 123


    nice one micky!


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