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25Dec/20

REMOVE AIRLOCK FROM RADIATOR – Plumbing Tips

Plumberparts.co.uk, honest reviews and tips Hold tight! And welcome to today's Plumberparts.co.uk video that's all about how to remove And the airlock of the coolant If you have followed all the other steps that we have on our channel on how to get access You go radiator, you have done your TRV, then you have done balancing system, you have changed the pump Speed, you've done everything and it's still running you probably don't have to You find it's got airlock on going into that radiator or that chain of radiators if They still don't work if you have not all of those things you probably want to give First try them because you need reasonably good knowledge and steel balls To be able to actually do this a certain thing.

Click on the link so this is what appears now That will take you to thats HUB radiators got loads of all of the videos About radiators. Let's take a look at how we're going to remove this lock now. You're going to need a Hose. As I said you are going to need a big nerve! And after that Hopefully they can get moving and spot. Hold tight! So we did everything we could on this system and on this cooler It's still not getting hot Now this can also work for saying three or four rads that are not getting hot on some Leg, so always on hand to know how to do it.

So the first thing we do is be it in The pressure system or whether the tank it's feeding from the loft is that we turn off the valve on Every end. This is the first thing we do. Get yourself next Bleed the main coolant like this one. A little tip for you if you get one like this Get yourself a file and a file taper off because it gets really annoying. I put a little mark on mine up I'm not losing. Although I am probably still going to. A small Tupperware basin and possibly a piece of cloth And just dispel the pressure of the coolant. Right once you finish that drain and you have dissipated the pressure from the coolant Get a hose so it will go a normal hose size of 15mm like This one here For 1/2 inch male thread. Some radiators will have a built-in thread just for the nipple to bleed If you got it one of those you wouldn't be able to do so. So once you've got that ready. Get a little PTFE PTFEand get around it After that remove your nipple bleed screw into this take out of your hose.

Be right next to it I was on guard and then I take this off. It should come loose and be under a towel Something to catch a small amount of water As soon as this comes out you should be able to feel it if you tap it a little. OK that will come now and just loose Quick change a little over like that. See that? How fast was that? Like a cat! Even quick, I can't believe myself sometimes! If you don't think you've got a good enough connection between your faucet and your hose or nipple As we call it Get yourself a jubilee clip and wrap that round there to tighten up and that up. Before we move on to the next bit I recommend you turn all of your heating system off You go to either port two or three port fuses, and if you know how, latch Then open, you will find the little arm on there – the latch can only be opened.

Also if You've got a squeeze system Make sure you've got a reasonable amount of pressure in that natural home It will be one to one and a half bar If you need to know how to top the page, look at our site Pressure on heating video systems and also if you've got a tank fed from Loft make sure that the ball valve drops nicely down and has not been stuck in so that they can get in Sometimes stuck This will not allow more water into the system. Once you've done that, you are Ready to do the next bit cleansed by air From the flow side and all return coolant. What we're going now not Is the flush side You will not believe how easy this is to do. All you have to do is unlock The radiator is above. You'll hear air and water rushing out of this big hole we've now done Got here Instead of this tiny little hole you used to be here. I will let any that air out. Now if you sometimes have a heating system You could already turn on open this valve and feel the hot water coming through.

As soon as you feel the hot water coming through you are pretty much guaranteed that you have Probably removed the lock. Now hopefully this system here no longer has any airlocks in it. So we probably won't hear much of the air coming out But I'm going to open it anyway, and you never know what you might get. Hmm, I got a little in there! Turn it off looks like it has cleared now and it's very warm as well Thus we will not close that and then sign the other party. So we've closed that TRV at the other end and bled that little bit of air now and we're going to just do that Side shield lock.

A few drops of air there. That would come through nice and warm now, thats great. So right now we've been purging and flushing the opposite side of air. From the air We've got warm water coming through each of these ends. What do I need you to do right now Close each of these valves. The pressure will dissipate automatically from your hose So you don't have to worry about that. Remove your faucet, then put it back in your main bleed air. Once You have done so make sure that the system has either topped itself again up and f Tank E Or top it up with a special pressure ring like filling we described in our pressure Video heating. Before we finish because now you've likely successfully obtained your radiator gone I was happy Larry, and there are some things you don't need to think about why air I got in the system or in that radiator. One reason number is that there is enough not to mind in the system Mineral water will interact with radiators inside And create hydrogen. Cause number 2 and you've got an automatic air vent that is very close to suction The side of the pump can sometimes be tempted to suck air through an air vent.

The number of three tubes is your reason being expansion on the wrong side of the pump. Sometimes you'll be able to put your thumb on expanding tubes and see he's sucking on your The thumb. The fourth reason is to set the pump speed too high. Now it may sound crazy but if there is not Enough water is delivered to the impeller pump, that is, not enough Suction. Then the different pressures between suction and side discharge The pump impeller is such that the water causes the ability to cavitation. If you want to know more about cavitation just go online because I can not be bothered Go into it now but all you need to know is that it does not create air and that It can create airlocks. So make sure the pump speed is in the correct setting. I hope you found the video today useful I hope if we haven't covered anything you are going to tell us and let us know ever Follow us on Twitter, Facebook.

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20Dec/20

HOW TO INSTALL A COLUMN RADIATOR – Plumbing Tips

Honest reviews and advice Boom, Selector and all that welcoming to the days, video, Alright, anyway, what we’re going to do is show you how to fit and hang this column radiator that we’ve got here. Column, radiators are usually heavy they’re lovely to look at Their convection is not poor, really, but they’re. Much more of a modern aesthetic thing to have in your house. That doesn’t mean I like to install them Now, there’s a couple of complicating factors with this job here. Firstly, the customer actually wants this roughly here. Okay, I can use this pipe here for my new TRV on this, but the other part that’s at that end is miles away, so we’re going to have to pull these floorboards up and hopefully we’ll be able to run our pipe up to the new position. So it comes up nice and neat. The other complicating factor is the walls.

The walls here are like my friend’s dog shit, They’re soft they stink and they don’t taste very nice So anyway. The first thing I want to do is take this floorboard up and take the old radiator out of the way I’ve already shut the system down. I’M not an idiot and I’m assuming if you know how to hang or you want to know how to hang one of these. You know you have to drain the heating system down.

It’s very similar to how to hang a bathroom towel rail. There will be a link to that video at the end of this one, And also we’ll put a link on how to drain down a pressurised system. Let going to be bloody mental. Isn’t it, I’ve got our main flow return. Just here. We’ve got our feed into the radiator here and another one there And now we’ve drained down. I can probably cut this roughly back here and we can drill a new hole for a new pipe to come up.

But I’m only going to do that when I’ve hung the new radiator and I know exactly where I want it to go So the next thing I’m going to do is just rip this radiator off – Oh my God. Oh, the wheels on the bus go round and round Round and round round and round The wheels on the bus go round and round All day long.

Now, we’ve disconnected each end. I’ve also put a bit of toilet rodding in each of the holes to stop any black water getting out. We should be able to just lift this off, Oh lovely and out of the way Now all we need to do is remove our old radiator piece, So we’re going to put a new TRV and set our valves on here. You have to spigots like this. That will be what you put into the radiator, Always use Loctite on these and on most threads It’s better than PTFE. Now you put your thumb on here and hold it like that and get your first reel or two just around the front, and then you go up and then you cross cross wiggle it around a bit cross, keep wiggling it and always just crossing and crossing. That’s what locks it in it’s supposed to be a hemp and paste premix. Really, I suppose that’s the best way of describing it

And then just cut your last little bit off with the little cutter Do this to both spigots and then you can wind both of those into the radiator. And then we can look at actually what position we’re going to be. Putting the radiator in going to wind out the old plug here, and then we got this our new spigot to go in here, Get ourselves an adjustable and just knit that Right. So now we’re going to look at the difficult part of this job. Basically, these radiators hang on brackets that sit on the wall. Just like this okay, They’re, very, very simple, brackets a couple of holes in each This particular company have lovingly sent us some brackets already. These are expanding plugs Because these radiators are heavy. You need to make sure you get decent Anchorage here, Especially with one this size. What I’ll, firstly, do is I’ll get my two bottom brackets and I’ll pop ’em here, like that.

Then I’ll know how far apart they’re going to be, And that is 21.5. So I get my pencil out about to give this girl a shout Bracket. Width equals 21.5 For the next bit. You don’t actually have to have the brackets in Cause. We know the centers of the brackets are going to, be the same as the centres for these pipes here, Grab your tape and put down the centre of that pipe there. Sometimes you need a little bit of help. Someone to give you a hand. A helpin’ hand Run it down to the centre of this pipe here. That is 143.2, So now we’ve got height, equals 143.2. Now much in the same way to the towel rail, video and this one you need to decide actually where you want to hang your radiator. Now because we already know our width of the bracket, we can define the centre of the radiator on the wall, divide that by two and measure out from that, and then we know where the widths of our brackets are going to be

When it comes to the height of the radiator, I always start from the bottom. For example, I want my radiator to be 20 centimeters off the floor. You know that your bracket is going to be roughly about a centimetre and a half above the bottom of the radiator. So you measure up 21.5 centimetres Because we’ve already got a pipe here that we’re going to be going on we’ve kind of defined as to where we’re going to put the radiator on with that. So what I now need to do is I need to get my new radiator in line with that pipe down there. So I’m going to mark up where my radiator valve is By that I mean just pop in that in the side of the radiator, then I know how far the width of that has to be away from that first bracket. Let’s do that now. I know that my radiator valve is going to end there, so I also know that the centre of my bracket is here.

So if I measure over from the centre of the pipe to the centre of my bracket, I get a measurement of 11.2, Here’s the pipe I need to go on. I need my centre to be on there, so I pop that on there I measure over 11.2 and Bob’s your uncle. So what I do I just get my spirit level until my bubble is okay, A small line just on there. So now we know where our bracket’s going to be The height I’m going to define we’re going to go at about 28 Grab my spirit level to a nice horizontal line on there. So now we know where our first bracket’s going to be Now. We measure up from here 143.2 all the way to make our mark there to make sure that my spirit level’s in line so they’re not out like that. Then what we need to do is measure across from here 21.5. Centimetres Make sure that they’re both level as well and then check all your levels when you’re finished (jet aeroplane, whistles) Right. What you do is just make one little dot: Tiny ass dot. So no one will notice

If you go slightly wrong, no one can see it Then pull out my spirit, level, tiny dot, just a tiny dot and maybe one below it, And I can see the dot we did a minute ago. That means you put a dash here So now we know that is in line with that one there And we’ll make sure the mark we made earlier on is okay Get that level Now we know that’s where we can put our second bracket Now we measure across From our line here, 21.5, So simple, We do the same at the bottom cause we’re crossing the bottom at 21.5 as well.

Right, so we got our spirit level, that’s set to the right height here and just over the mark. We’ve just made draw a mark there Then the top the same A little mark there And then, if you just want to make sure you’ve got your marks right. Just check it all out with the spirit level There we go, we’ve got our four marks Now I understand what we’ve just been over is long, arduous and pretty boring, but it’s important that you check your measurements, Make sure you’ve got a good spirit level. The one I’ve got is a Stabila, It’s the best And then you’ve just got to make sure that you’ve done everything correct and right Now. The way I’ve shown you just now is slightly strange because we were going off that earlier pipe, But most of you guys are going to, have a centre line. Okay, and you won’t have your pipes there. So what you do, then, is you measure your centre line? Get a horizontal across the bottom measure out to your two bottom brackets, then follow your centre line up and then measure out to your two top brackets, using that centre line.

That’s how you usually do it, But because we’ve got this pipe here, it’s slightly more complicated! So now I’m going to show you how you actually mark up each one of these brackets and then we’re going to drill the wall, and hopefully this wall isn’t going to fall to bits because, as I told you, it’s an absolute mess So we’ll go from here And see how we get on Bob, I pop that on the cross On this round there, one right down there and I’ll do that to the next one just across here And then do that to the two bottom ones Right spot your holes get your drill. This is such a horrible wall. It’s going to go easy here: (motor revs), Just going to pop my hand on here Now I’ll know whether I’ve gone deep enough for my plug. I need to go a tiny bit more

(motor revs), That’s as far as I dare go. So what I’m going to use is the adjustable hole here, just in case I’m just going to run this up tight (motor revs). Ah, that’s great! That is great Not going anywhere Right. So We’ve got ’em all in They’re all level I’ve checked all my widths and everything They all look fine. So it’s now time to hang our radiator up, Put those two to the bottom. There Slide in at the top Pop there we go Well, that looks lovely Check. Our levels – Oh yeah, Oh my God, Yep – that is an absolute beauty. So there we go. Its all done now. It’s hanging on the wall beautifully It’s exactly where he wanted it, and it’s nice and level. I’M going to pipe it up now and I’m going to film that and you can watch that in a second time lapse. Okay,

But very quickly, there’s a cat out there eating and I want to film it eating close up Cause. I’M weird like that. Lets do that now Come on eat your dinner Right. So, there we go Piped up. I’M going to fill it up now. There’s not going to be any leaks cause. I’M amazing, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video. I’ve you’ve got anymore questions or you see. We’ve done something wrong or something like that. Let us know in the comments You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook, as you know So remember. If you’ve got any questions, ask us and we will hopefully answer them in Ask a Plumber for you. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video. I hope you’re going to come back and watch some more

I hope you like column radiators and you think they’re amazing, And I hope that you have a lovely weekend if it is the weekend when we actually do this. So whatever weekend comes up after this, I hope you have a lovely one Yeah. I hope it doesn’t rain. I fear the latter. People Hold tight, , Honest reviews and advice..

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