Leaking Towel Rail Where Weld has Broken


Postby sijohnlloyd » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:40 am

The weld has broken by the valve top left of radiator. can it be fixed with something? see pictures. Thank you
Attachments
IMG_3363.JPG
IMG_3347.JPG
sijohnlloyd
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:22 am

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby katoosh525 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:22 pm

That 'looks' like stainless, so yes - it can be fixed by specialist welding.
How on earth did you manage to tear that?
To get you through till spring when you can have it removed and repaired properly - you may well get away with a high tech marine pu adhesive, such as 3M 5200 (https://www.makewoodgood.com/product/3m-5200-adhesive-sealant/. Eye wateringly expensive (but so are stainless rads), can be applied wet too. I would suggest putting a universal hose clip around that to assist in keeping the sealant in as well.
Of course, if it's not stainless it is probably just time to buy a new radiator and 'fix' it that way.
katoosh525
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
94.7%
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:04 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics