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  • crikey
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    You’re missing the information that you don’t take radiators off to strip wallpaper.

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    I’d say your missing a soil pipe if all your wee gets stored in a tank in the loft…. 😉

    *gets coat

    You’re missing the information that you don’t take radiators off to strip wallpaper

    But when there’s a drip behind the plasterboard somewhere that I want sorted before I put my new floor down? (the drip was there prior to taking radiator off, not as a result of doing so)

    crikey
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    But when there’s a drip behind the plasterboard somewhere that I want sorted before I put my new floor down?

    I’d call the plumber before I took it off, not after, but hey…

    So I’ve taken my lounge radiator off to strip the old paper, and there’s a bit of a drip from one of the pipes, as well as gallons of black gunk in the radiator, now flushed out in the garden.

    In my loft there’s a wee tank next to the big tank. I turned off the water into that, then shoved a bit of garden hose into one of the bits were the radiator joined the pipe, and opened the valves again until the alternatively black then rusty water stopped. So I guess that’s my CH system mostly drained (so the leak can be fixed) and because 1) I’ve already got a radiator off and 2) they were evidently full of crap, this would seem like a good time to clean the system and refill it with some of that magic potion added.

    Am I right in thinking I can do it all from just the one room? Shutting off all the radiators and just opening up one at a time, or keep them all open? And probably best to refill the system and add some cleaner stuff for a couple of days first?

    What am I missing?

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