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Turn on Combi Boiler with no Radiators Attached?

Postby grogoreo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:16 pm

Hi,

Is it ok, after draining the system and removing all but one radiator to turn on the combi boiler, in order to get hot water, until new radiators are installed?

I've left the pressure at 0 so haven't filled up the system.

Thanks, Greg
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Postby htg engineer » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 am

It depends on the boiler make and model, you need the heating side pressurised, so it's best to either leave one radiator connected, or link the flow and return at the boiler.

You might be able to isolate the flow and return at the boiler, and pressurise the heating side, but you could end up causing damage if there's no internal bypass and the boiler cannot get rid of the heat, especially if using a thermostatic mixer shower.
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