noisy unvented heating system


Postby aidanohagan » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:21 pm

Hello.

HELP.

I have a oil fired unvented heating system in my dwelling. when the central heating is switched on some rads are very noisy as if there is air in them, but when they are 'bleed' the do not relaese air. after a duration of time, some rads have a loud hissing/presure noise. the pressure gauge read 1.5 bar when cold and the pump is set at 3.

what do i do.
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Postby marrtin » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:51 pm

Well, if when bleeding no air comes out, does water or nothing at all?
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Postby aidanohagan » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:16 pm

Water will come out as soon as the rads are blead but no air.
Does the pump settings matter?.
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Postby marrtin » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:25 am

Well yes and no. Obviously the higher the pump setting, the higher the pressure of water in the feed pipe. If the lockshield valves on the rads are screwed down too far, the pressure increases, and the water makes a hissing/rushing sound as goes through the valve.

Try opening up a valve on one of the rads that is making a noise and see if it stops. Just be aware that it may unbalance the system, and some other rad may be starved of hot water.

The bit I don't get is when air in an unvented system is gone, it should stay gone.
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Postby aidanohagan » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:23 pm

Opening the lockshield valves does reduce the hissing noise but i still get the bubbling noise in some rads. Does the amount of water treatment reduce noises and does it affect water temperature.

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Postby marrtin » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:22 pm

Check that the valves used as a lockshields are on the return sides not the flow as this can contribute to added noise.

Yes, introducing a specialist additive to the system helps reduce noise but only to a certain level. The water temperature is controlled by the boiler stat not by what it's heating.

Sounds as if you have some air still trapped in the system that should eventually end up trapped so it can be bled out.
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