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    Leaking Rad

    I bled my radiators recently and just noticed one is leaking a little bit from where you bleed it,i've tried tightening it up with the key but it's still coming out,it looks a tad rusty too.

    Do i need a plumber for this or just a strong bloke arghhhhhhhhh

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    :-D You need a bloke with a shiny tool ... seriously tho ...dunno

    Original Poster

    queenlush;7420959

    :-D You need a bloke with a shiny tool ... seriously tho ...dunno



    lol

    It's typical i've only just seen it,OH went back home last night:x

    It might be the thread thats leaking and water always looks rusty (well brownish anyway).

    Short of draining the radiator and putting PTFE tape on the thread, you could try some leak fix (about £4 a tube from Wickes). Smear a little onto the leak and as radiator heats it goes solid (but still flexible). This will stop the leak for now. Ulitmately, you are better off getting the thread fixed which will need the radiator drained. This shouldnt need a plumber and costs a few quid plus about an hour tops

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    marmalade47;7421041

    It might be the thread thats leaking and water always looks rusty (well … It might be the thread thats leaking and water always looks rusty (well brownish anyway).Short of draining the radiator and putting PTFE tape on the thread, you could try some leak fix (about £4 a tube from Wickes). Smear a little onto the leak and as radiator heats it goes solid (but still flexible). This will stop the leak for now. Ulitmately, you are better off getting the thread fixed which will need the radiator drained. This shouldnt need a plumber and costs a few quid plus about an hour tops



    I was thinking about getting a new fancy rad in there anyway,so perhaps this is the time to do it,thanks:thumbsup:

    BTW i didn't mean the water was rusty, the silver nut thing is rusty near where you bleed it.

    http://www.bolgernow.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ducttape.jpg

    if that doesnt fix it..then your not using enough

    deb8z;7421068

    I was thinking about getting a new fancy rad in there anyway,so perhaps … I was thinking about getting a new fancy rad in there anyway,so perhaps this is the time to do it,thanks:thumbsup:BTW i didn't mean the water was rusty, the silver nut thing is rusty near where you bleed it.



    Ok, this may be the problem. Use the LeakFix and it will stop it. Might not look pretty but gives you time to consider what you want rad-wise :thumbsup:

    Sounds like the inside of your Rad is corroding. If you are calling a plumber or fitting a new one make sure you have an additive topped up to stop further corrosion. If you leave it too long you will end up with some serious leaks.

    [COLOR="Red"]Radweld[/COLOR] without any doubt from ]Halfords for £3.99.

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    nomeames;7421366

    [COLOR="Red"]Radweld[/COLOR] without any doubt from ]Halfords for £3.99.




    Great idea if you want to flood your house. This is designed for car radiators and it's okay for a temporary fix.

    If your house radiators are leaking in one place they will soon leak in others.

    christuttiett;7421395

    Great idea if you want to flood your house. This is designed for car … Great idea if you want to flood your house. This is designed for car radiators and it's okay for a temporary fix. If your house radiators are leaking in one place they will soon leak in others.



    :oops: So its not the car radiator! :oops:

    Original Poster

    christuttiett;7421217

    Sounds like the inside of your Rad is corroding. If you are calling a … Sounds like the inside of your Rad is corroding. If you are calling a plumber or fitting a new one make sure you have an additive topped up to stop further corrosion. If you leave it too long you will end up with some serious leaks.



    Arghhh that sounds serious:w00t:

    deb8z;7421572

    Arghhh that sounds serious:w00t:



    Not trying to scare you but I've seen it many times in a former life as a decorator. Because there is no anti-corrosion in the system the rust lies on the bottom of the radiators and the seam rusts through. It leaves a hell of a mess if it leaks. It's worth getting it checked, it may be okay. Try putting a jar under the water you let out when bleeding, catch some water, put a mail or paper clip in, if it rusts so will your radiator and boiler.
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