grr to radiators everywhere

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by stanny, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. stanny

    stanny New Member

    i have one radiator downstairs that has air and water mixed together giving it a milky appearance . despite bleeding it constantly for a month it does no good .. top of the radiator gets boiling while lower part is cooler..
    any suggestions would be apprciated once more
  2. Fat Tony

    Fat Tony New Member

    You have sludge in the bottom of the radiator. Take it off and clean it out.
  3. stanny

    stanny New Member

    thanks for that tony ... May i ask how sludge would cause the air to mix with the water .. or is it possible that the water is boiling in the radiator ..
  4. Fat Tony

    Fat Tony New Member

    Pump speed is too high and it is sucking in air from the open vent - if its a conventional system.

    The sludge is not the cause of the air, the sludge is as a result of corrosion.
  5. petertheplumber

    petertheplumber New Member

    You don't say much about boiler or system set up, but check your pipework for sludge too, copper is non magnetic, sludge is rust from cast iron or steel and is magnetic so a magnet on the pipe should not feel any magnetism unless rust is present inside it.;)
  6. stanny

    stanny New Member

    great tip once more peter ... cheers

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