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Radiator is cold at the botton

Postby I know nothing » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:47 pm

One of the upstairs radiators is cold at the bottom. I have bled the radiator and both in and out pipes are hot... help please!
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Postby plumbbob » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:41 pm

By your description, the radiator is full of sludge which is preventing the hot water from circulating properly. It needs removing and flushing thoroughly with a hosepipe.
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Postby Steve the gas » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:23 am


Cold at bottom indicates a sludged up system. Do you have any chemical in it?
If not, bearing in mind your forum name, I suggest you call a good RGI.
May need a flush out or two + chemical - inhibitor.

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