Faulty heating

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Del ferg, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Del ferg

    Del ferg New Member

    hi all,put heating on for first time after moving into new house and it's pumping over into the f/e tank and the systems full of air that I have been bleeding over the last 4 days,what could the causes be and does the pipe layout seem OK,thanks

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  2. kiaora

    kiaora Well-Known Member

    looking at the photo, the plumbing don't look good.
    looks a bit diy, and diy jobs, can lead to difficult problems.

    basically you have air in the system, is my view.

    good luck
  3. Mike83

    Mike83 Well-Known Member

    Also check pump speed. It may be set a bit high
  4. Del ferg

    Del ferg New Member

    Could this be sorted easily by a plumber
  5. Del ferg

    Del ferg New Member

    Have turned pump down to number 2 and its still pumping over
  6. Mike83

    Mike83 Well-Known Member

    On the underside of the pump (black plastic bit) there will be a selector switch. Turn this to speed 1 if it isn’t already so.
    Then test with heating on
  7. Del ferg

    Del ferg New Member

    Will try when I get home
  8. Del ferg

    Del ferg New Member

    Would this system work better if it was combined feed/vent or if it was sealed
  9. Dennisplamer

    Dennisplamer New Member

    Sounds like you should consult expert to inspect and fix the faulty heating unit. I think that only expert can fix this issue in a better way.
  10. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    If the system is gas or oil and all watertight, then sealing it is the best option. Although the boiler type must be compatible with a sealed system.
    You get no air absorbing and releasing into some radiators and less corrosion in a sealed system like you do in open vented
  11. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Yes,as long as the boiler is suitable for that alteration ;). from the photo your feed and vent look combined already.
  12. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    The system is pulling air in through the vent pipe, that's why you can't get all of the air out. Poor design and install, needs to be altered by a 'really' plumber.
  13. Del ferg

    Del ferg New Member

    Thanks for all replies and have got someone having a look at the system on weds day

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