5 burst radiators in 1 year


Postby Hoodie » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:05 am

My house is 8 years old within the last year we have had 5 burst radiators.
My regular plumber told us the first radiator to go,. sucumb to wear and tear and replaced the radiator. Then went no2 got a different plumber in he thought it was due to a leak letting air into system,he replaced rad and discovered a junction box was leaking under floor.Since then 3 more have burst.Is the leak the problem and the damage was already done or could there be some other reason :roll:
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Postby screech » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:16 pm

air being drawn in can lead to corrosion problems as the plumber said but it could also be due to the system not being flushed properly when it was new or low quality radiators.
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Postby Steve the gas » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:01 am

AS the saying goes - They don't make things (rads) like they used to!!
I've personally had 2 pinhole < 10 years old and no leak ...... of course.
Just replace with better quality ones.
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