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    cattyal
    cattyal e2 Member 96064 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 4:41 PM

    Hello! Hopefully someone can confirm that I know what I'm doing - ha ha Smile

    I've just topped up the boiler - initially the needle didn't move and then before I knew it the needle way over way too far and now presumably I need to lose pressure.

    Presumably if I bleed a handy radiator that will do the trick? (when I can figure out how to bleed a radiator)

    Not a clue what I'm doing really but learning as I go!

    Thanks in advance folks - I'm getting a tad nippy here and think I'll need to put some heating on eventually!

    Alison

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    MarkBroughton

    Hi, I did similar once and yes, bleeding a radiator sorted the pressure problem out - wrecked the carpet though :-(

    cattyal
    cattyal e2 Member 96064 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 4:48 PM

    Thanks Mark - I've a handy radiator on a laminate floor - and plenty of old towels Smile I'll give it a go and hope for the best!

    cattyal
    cattyal e2 Member 96064 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 5:19 PM

    Excellent - the needle is dropping as I type accompanied by the sound of running water. Another step forward - I might stop shivering soon!

    MrGoatsmilk
    7 Nov 2009 - 5:25 PM

    Or you may have a drain point on the lowest radiator which you could stick a bowl under.

    cattyal
    cattyal e2 Member 96064 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 5:26 PM

    I'll double check for future reference Stuart - thanks.....

    At least everything is heading in the right direction and with relatively little mess!

    southsnapper
    7 Nov 2009 - 7:03 PM

    Depending on the system there should be an vent in case the system over pressurises, usually a 15mm pipe going through wall, between the wall and boiler there's a normally a valve with a red knob/button, pull or press the knob/button and it should vent through the wall.

    cattyal
    cattyal e2 Member 96064 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 7:15 PM

    Thanks for the info Robert - crisis is currently averted (and I'm nice and toasty) - but I will inspect the boiler and manual thoroughly in preparation for next time!

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 8:05 PM

    At least the place will be warm the next time I call in for coffee Wink

    cattyal
    cattyal e2 Member 96064 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 8:56 PM

    I wouldn't count on it - I'm a right scrooge as far as heating goes - which is why I have a decent collection of thermal underwear Smile Oh very very sexy you know........

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