Replace a raiator with towel rail on a Combi bolier system

Postby glyn » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:39 pm

I have to change a radiator to a towel rail and the the problem is that the boiler is a Combi boiler - How do I remove the radiator?
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Postby rosebery » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:14 am

Turn off the water at the mains stopcock.

Drain down the system.

Change the rad for the towel rail.

Repressurise the system.


PS Not a tiling question and you'll find this one has been answered relatively recently in the plumbing section.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:13 pm

rosebery - is it strictly necessary to shut of the water main? if the boiler has a filling loop there shouldn't be any immediate danger of accidental filling.
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Postby rosebery » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:18 pm


How else do you completely take the pressure off the system? I grant you that it shouldn't be necessary except if you are working on the DHW but it's probably not a bad practice for someone who only does a bit of plumbing work now and again on a DIY basis.

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