Hello, Was wondering if anyone could give me a step by step guide on how to re-pressurise my boiler and also bleed radiators? Have the gist of it but a little confused over the order for bleeding rad and topping up boiler pressure. Have detached a rad and reattached it. Have not at this stage opened the lockshield valve nor bled the rads. Do I: 1. Check all nuts are tight so no leaks 2. Open lock shield valve (5 turns for me) - should i hear water filling the rad?) 3. Open bleed valve using key? (turning anti-clockwise)? 4. Run to the boiler and start to fill it with pressure using the filling key – aiming to reach 1.5 pressure reading? 5. Then run back to radiator and close the bleed valve (clockwise)? 6. Run heating then switch off 7. Re-check boiler pressure to see if pressure stayed 1.5 OR DO I: 8. Check all nuts to check tight for no leaks. 9. Open lockshield valve (5 turns)? Should I hear water filling the rad? 10. Walk to boiler and repressurise using filling key until reached 1.5? 11. Return to rad and open the bleed valve (anti-clockwise)? Listen for air coming out and look for water squirting out? 12. Lock the bleed valve once water started to squirt out? 13. Run heating then switch off 14. Re-check boiler pressurise stayed at 1.5
Also once pressure topped up are there any things that i should be looking out for just to know that I’ve done it right. Of course will look for leaks on valves as I may not have tightened then enough.
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