some radiators boiling, others very cold?


Postby cynthiavanas » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:47 pm

Hi,
all my upstairs radiators work and are boiling, all my downstairs are freezing

anybody have any ideas?

I have bled all my radiators

I have a plumber coming this week, but as a single female don't want him to get me into unneccesairy work done...
Many thanks for any help, much appreciated

regards
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Postby DEEARR2 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:02 pm

A simple check would be to shut off all upstair rediators and see if the downstairs rad heat up. Failing that, assuming the system is air free, the installation pipework would have to be checked. Your plumber should prove there are no air locks and check system is balanced to ensure an even distribution of heat.
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Postby humble » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:51 pm

hi cynthia , seems your pump is not working and with " no circulation ! the hot water rises and leaves your ground floor radiators cold ! best of luck with your plumber !
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Postby bcliffe145 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:40 pm

[quote="cynthiavanas"]Hi,
all my upstairs radiators work and are boiling, all my downstairs are freezing

anybody have any ideas?

I have bled all my radiators

I have a plumber coming this week, but as a single female don't want him to get me into unneccesairy work done...
Many thanks for any help, much appreciated

regards
cynthia[/quote]

I have the same problem, how did it go?

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Postby htg engineer » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:13 pm

Check pump, a tap on the pump body may free it, or remove screw and try to get impeller going - if that fails then a new pump is required.

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Postby Steve the gas » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:27 am

As per HTG
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