New Towel Radiator Leaking When Cold and Heating off


Postby dave6953 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:56 am

I have just fitted a new towel radiator and it has started leaking where the pipe goes into the bottom of it, it only leaks when the heating is off and the radiator is cold, l have re-taped it twice with ptfe tape and it is still leaking l really don't know what else l can do.please can someone help.thank you
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Postby lets have a look » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:06 am

I am presuming that you have fitted the radiator tails which go into the towel rail and on the valves correctly with ptfe,take off the tap heads and see if it is leaking around the gland packing nuts,if so and they are new, tighten them a pinch, it doesn't leak when it's hot as the heat makes it expand slightly.
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Postby dave6953 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:25 am

hi thanks for your reply,l have put plenty of the tape round the threads and tightened up the connector but unfortunately it still leaks the inlet one is fine but the outlet one will not stop leaking.
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Postby lets have a look » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:19 am

have you checked the packing gland nut,take off the handle and you will see a brass nut
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