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  • Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

    So we noticed a leak through the kitchen ceiling and bought some new felt and sealant to repair what we thought was a suspect area on the flat room which is the kitchen .

    Our kitchen extension is from where our bedroom is and the radiator is leaking right where the leak is coming through - we attempted to seal it with some plumbers mate putty but it was old so didn't seal - off to B&Q soon to buy some more and hubby is going to attempt to seal the leak again .

    If this doesn't work anyone with any knowledge please can you help ?

    Can't afford a plumber right now really literally skint bad time for the business -so will have to be a DIY job .

    Thanks s2m
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    Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

    I'm sorry S2M but I don't have a clue. Just a thought - maybe your hubby could drain the radiator before using the putty -maybe it will help it to seal better?
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      Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

      Hi Pixie- found the leak in the kitchen ceiling its an old lead pipe that is leaking at the joint , the radiator needs replacing eventually we have stopped the leak on that but this leak in the ceiling needs a plumber so hubby has contacted his mate not had a reply as yet but have a huge hole in the ceiling now as needed to locate the leak .
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      • #4
        Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

        It never rains but it pours S2M...though probably not an appropriate saying given the water problem
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          Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

          Originally posted by Pixie View Post
          It never rains but it pours S2M...though probably not an appropriate saying given the water problem
          Now that'st true although its snowing here today . Anyway hubbys plumber mate is coming round to see the leak at 6 this evening - they usually horse trade so prob will only cost us the materials .

          There are some perks to being self employed , and believe it or not the business has picked up really well its just January when everyone has spent up over Christmas .

          We def need a new radiator unless the plumber can seal it - that plumbers mate putty used to do the trick but its utter rubbish now and it used to be grey now its brown so maybe they changed the ingredients . 5.40 for a small packet .

          So we have to turn the water off and if it stops leaking that's good if it doesn't the system needs draining

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            Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

            That's the leak fixed in the kitchen ceiling thank the Lord for that , and 12 that's all it cost and that was for the parts .

            Next thing new radiator .
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            • #7
              Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

              Do you need a new radiator? If you switch the heating off you can drain the water out of it. Then clean and dry the connections before refitting them. I assume it's the connection that's leaking.

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                Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

                Originally posted by mike'y View Post
                Do you need a new radiator? If you switch the heating off you can drain the water out of it. Then clean and dry the connections before refitting them. I assume it's the connection that's leaking.
                No its an old radiator and has got rust on it at the bottom the valve is fine .
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                  Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

                  So, is it surface rust or is it actually gone porous? Reason I ask is that it may just need scrubbing with a wire brush before repainting. If it's porous then it'll need replacing. Good luck.

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                    Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

                    All the best S2M x
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                      Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

                      Originally posted by mike'y View Post
                      So, is it surface rust or is it actually gone porous? Reason I ask is that it may just need scrubbing with a wire brush before repainting. If it's porous then it'll need replacing. Good luck.
                      It's in the bottom right hand corner and its rusty and seems to have a leak coming from it .
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                        Re: Leaking radiator but water is dripping through the kitchen ceiling

                        new radiators are quite cheap these days, had to replace one of mine couple of years ago only cost 45 for the radiator and more to fit it go to merchants on this one as I found they were helpful and cheaper than B&Q etc etc
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