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    Kitchen radiator has sprung a slow leak, it's an intermittent drip at the moment, I can't get to the leak or even see the hole, so I've opted to swap it for a new one. Before I drain it, will turning off the mains water and boiler be enough to prevent any overflow?

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    you will still have the water in the radiator unless you drain the system failing that shut both valves on either side of the radiator and disconect valve from radiator and catch water in a basin


    how to here also

    http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects...a_radiator.htm

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    boiler and mains water off too?

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    dont need to

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    Leave the boiler off yes, just to prevent it heating up. Your mains water won't need to be turned off

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    ok chaps, many thanks, wish me luck

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    if you can't get the exact size red to replace it with you have 2 option's...

    1, you can get a slightly smaller rad and get extension pieces of about 50mm for each or 1 side to assist in fitting..

    2, you will have to drain down the system and adapt the pipework to suit the new rad, this can be a real ball ache and if a gravity system then re-filling can be a slow job, if combi boiler make sure the filling loop is in working order, if you think you are going to get stuck with it call a plumber in as the system will prob need a top up of chemical's in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    if you can't get the exact size red to replace it with you have 2 option's...

    1, you can get a slightly smaller rad and get extension pieces of about 50mm for each or 1 side to assist in fitting..

    2, you will have to drain down the system and adapt the pipework to suit the new rad, this can be a real ball ache and if a gravity system then re-filling can be a slow job, if combi boiler make sure the filling loop is in working order, if you think you are going to get stuck with it call a plumber in as the system will prob need a top up of chemical's in it

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    I can get the exact same size, no probs there. It appears to be a common size 800mm (L) x 600mm (H)

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    Dont forget to add that inhibitor stuff if it hasnt been done in the last 5 years or so.

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