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  • Radiator - Thread gone? Switch off.

    Hi

    I have an old style radiator (img below) - it began to leak and my friend said 'the thread has gone' - i dont even know what that means!
    He said to 'turn it off' by turning the knob (see to right of img) 90%- it appeared to stop the dripping for a bit, but now it has started again (very slowly).
    Advice appreciated on how to fix and how to stop it from dripping!

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    Thanks

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    Re: Radiator - Thread gone? Switch off.

    Get a plumber in - if it's potentially leaking you'll need that sorted out before it starts to damage your property.

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      Re: Radiator - Thread gone? Switch off.

      Indeed! You better get a new radiator and ask for professional advice!

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        Re: Radiator - Thread gone? Switch off.

        Originally posted by Collinsc View Post
        Hi

        I have an old style radiator (img below) - it began to leak and my friend said 'the thread has gone' - i dont even know what that means!
        He said to 'turn it off' by turning the knob (see to right of img) 90%- it appeared to stop the dripping for a bit, but now it has started again (very slowly).
        Advice appreciated on how to fix and how to stop it from dripping!

        Google Images

        Thanks
        Where is it dripping from?

        I'm assuming it's dripping from one of the connections? If so check the tightness of all connections and considering replaced the PTFE tape on the joints. Resoldering is also an option depending on where the leak is coming from.

        If you aren't confident then it's unlikely to cost you much to get someone in.

        Good luck

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