Wednesday 20 February 2008 2.31pm
Thanks for this. I bled the radiator because it looked like there was too much pressure. I don't know if what I did actually helped. The pressure guage looks to be about 2.0 and its supposed to be 0.7. It doesn't seem to have come down. I think the radiator is still leaking, even though I've tightened it as much as I can.
I think I know which nob changes the pressure on the boiler and I've tried fiddling with it, but I don't know what I'm doing and its not really having the desired effect.
I've since found out that my washing machine is kaput and I'll need new one.
I've got a corgi registered guy who's a mate of a mate who's looking at the boiler for £80 tmrw
The Mapmaker wrote:
So the boiler probably runs on a pressurised system. So because you bled a radiator, it's no longer pressurised.
Somewhere will be a tap for you to turn to let more water into the system.
If you look at the boiler there are probably 5 pipes going to it. Radiator hot water out; radiator no-longer-hot water in; gas; cold water in; hot water out. (the last only if it is a combi boiler)
Somewhere near where the cold water goes in, there is some sort of a tap which you can use to pressurise the system. No doubt there is a dial somewhere that is looking rather unhappy.
You can probably find the instructions on the manufacturer's website.