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Radiator has burst

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LIZS Thu 30-Oct-08 14:59:32

Bathroom radiator has developed a leak with water bubbling just under the outer layer and finally bursting out of a small hole near the top. dh found a large puddle this morning which has seeped through to downstairs. We turned the valve off but water is still draining into a bowl. Plumber coming later, presumably we'll need a replacement

LIZS Thu 30-Oct-08 17:08:01

ok so do we replace with a radiator or towel rail ? Bathroom fittngs are mahogany and brass.

GoodGravytrain Thu 30-Oct-08 17:11:09

Hi Lizs. Sorry this has happened. has it caused much ceiling damage?

I have heard good things about heated towel rails, not got one but we do have a few leaky rads, which are all turned off atm!

I hope your plumber is good and turns up!

LIZS Thu 30-Oct-08 17:13:58

he's been already and isolated/drained it so at least we can have heat. I think the ceiling will be ok , it seeped rather than flooded iyswim so has just caused some cracks between the panels and has dried out a lot since this morning.

GoodGravytrain Thu 30-Oct-08 17:16:40

Oh that is good. Did he leave you a brochure or a price for the rails etc?

<jealous>

LIZS Thu 30-Oct-08 17:19:04

no he could get a radiator and fix it for a lot less than a towel rail which we'd have to go and choose and need extra fittings and valves for. We still haven't got the replacement taps from his last visit - oops

GoodGravytrain Thu 30-Oct-08 19:03:14

Lol! Hmm. I suppose it depends on the price then. At least you have your heating on now!

It's freezing here.

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