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radoaitr BLEEDING lets have a chat pls as sh is DOING MY HEAD IN trying to ask me about it

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 20:58:49

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 20:59:06

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Bluestocking Thu 18-Sep-08 21:01:00

What do you mean? You just bleed each radiator in turn. Start at the top, I think.

WingsofaAngel Thu 18-Sep-08 21:01:55

You can buy a key to bleed the radiators. Lets all the air out and then the radiator heats as it should.

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 18-Sep-08 21:05:33

I love bleeding radiators. It's one of those very simple things that is really satisfying.

<sad>

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:05:41

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WilfSell Thu 18-Sep-08 21:07:45

Where is your boiler? What sort is it? How old is pipe/system etc...?

If bleeding the radiators doesn't work you probably need a plumber. You might not have enough oomph from your boiler if it is a gravity fed system... Or might be sludge in yer pipes that needs flushing out

<newly minted plumbing expert> grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:09:11

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Bluestocking Thu 18-Sep-08 21:11:14

You need to bleed all of them. If they don't all then heat up you need to call in Wilf. She will suck her teeth and relieve you of your life savings.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 18-Sep-08 21:12:47

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WingsofaAngel Thu 18-Sep-08 21:12:55

Bleed all the radiators that are cold this should remove all the air locks.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:13:15

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uptomyeyes Thu 18-Sep-08 21:13:21

Possibly a silly question - but are the valves open on the cold radiators?

Usually air bubbles will travel to the highest radiator on the system (then you get a really satsifying bleeding experience!) Could it be at the end of spring you had turned off those two downstairs radiators at the valves and now forgotten to turn them back on?

WilfSell Thu 18-Sep-08 21:14:09

If the system is that new, it probably is just an issue of bleeding them, unless your plumber put in a boiler that couldn't cope: do you just have a normal number of rooms/rads or is it a mahoosive house?

I'm not a plumber BTW (god would be loaded if I were) but my boiler exploding recently and still not fixed yet (complicated plumbing) means I am now cognisant with most plumbing engineering issues grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:14:38

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 18-Sep-08 21:15:09

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:15:34

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WilfSell Thu 18-Sep-08 21:16:22

Oh cod, please do a thread about what is in men's bedside drawers/bowls in hallway/pockets (otherwise I might have to nick your glory)

Love McIntyre on telly - vv funny. And that other bloke from up North - what's his name?

BigTeuchLittleTeuch Thu 18-Sep-08 21:16:23

Now, we had this problem recently. Upstairs was toasty and downstairs everything was stone cold.

I bled every radiator in the house (very satisfying indeed) to no avail.

It started working perfectly a week later.

[mystified]

Sorry - no help at all, just empathising grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:17:20

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WilfSell Thu 18-Sep-08 21:17:30

oooh, what's yer BTU Malory? grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:18:16

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 18-Sep-08 21:18:42

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:20:54

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 18-Sep-08 21:20:55

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