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  1. paulie1970

    paulie1970 New Member

    Hi,
    I have discovered that boiler pressure is towards zero. Top up helps. Later discovery is that there is a weep in an upstairs rad return pipe rotting a cupboard ceiling. I am assuming the two are connected. Temp solution is a bucket.
    When pressure was at zero again I repressured which blew a pressure join on downstairs UFH manifold. Have now isolated this to fix. Presume no point in draining and recommissioning UFH with the leak elsewhere. Leak upstairs requires cutting ceiling out, which I am reluctant to do. However equally reluctant to have dysfunctional system with no ground UFH.
    Any thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
  2. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Morning. Not too sure what thoughts you need. You know you have a leak, you seem to have found it and know what needs to be done to rectify it
     
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  3. paulie1970

    paulie1970 New Member

    Thanks. I'd like someone to tell me that I don't need to decorate! I guess a weep of water can eventually reduce pressure, so no choice :-(
     
  4. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Ha ha. Look at it this way at least you’ve caught it early. It could cause a lot more damage
     
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