How do I use the filling loop?


Z

Zara

Hi,

My new flat has a Worcester 350 combi. One of the radiators needed
bleeding, so I did the honours today and after an enormous amount of
air bled through it started working fine.

Soon after, the combi stopped working, and the "low pressure" light
came on. I'm hoping there's nothing seriously wrong and the system just
needs topping up with water. However I can't figure out how to use the
filling loop.

Googling old threads, the filling loop looks just like this:
http://www.pegler.co.uk/img/prod/DB_images/30055_a.jpg - a metal pipe
with a screw at one end and an allen-key thingy at the other. But what
do I do with it? I tried turning the screw and I could hear water
gushing but it didn't seem to move the water pressure meter. Should I
turn the bolt on the other end as well?

Also, I now seem to have a slow dripping from the "allen-key" end of
the loop. Is this bad?

In case it's not obvious, I don't have much of a clue about these
things, but would really like hot water without having to call a
plumber next week!

Zara
 
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tarquinlinbin

Hi,

My new flat has a Worcester 350 combi. One of the radiators needed
bleeding, so I did the honours today and after an enormous amount of
air bled through it started working fine.

Soon after, the combi stopped working, and the "low pressure" light
came on. I'm hoping there's nothing seriously wrong and the system just
needs topping up with water. However I can't figure out how to use the
filling loop.

Googling old threads, the filling loop looks just like this:
http://www.pegler.co.uk/img/prod/DB_images/30055_a.jpg - a metal pipe
with a screw at one end and an allen-key thingy at the other. But what
do I do with it? I tried turning the screw and I could hear water
gushing but it didn't seem to move the water pressure meter. Should I
turn the bolt on the other end as well?

Also, I now seem to have a slow dripping from the "allen-key" end of
the loop. Is this bad?

In case it's not obvious, I don't have much of a clue about these
things, but would really like hot water without having to call a
plumber next week!

Zara
When the system is cold operate the valve again,true you will here
water running but be patient,you will see the guage slowly rise. When
it gets to around 1bar,shut the valve off. Turn the boiler on and all
should be well. If there is a drop from the valve then it may slowly
depressurise the system and therefore it needs attention...

joe


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Ed Sirett

Hi,

My new flat has a Worcester 350 combi. One of the radiators needed
bleeding, so I did the honours today and after an enormous amount of
air bled through it started working fine.

Soon after, the combi stopped working, and the "low pressure" light
came on. I'm hoping there's nothing seriously wrong and the system just
needs topping up with water. However I can't figure out how to use the
filling loop.

Googling old threads, the filling loop looks just like this:
http://www.pegler.co.uk/img/prod/DB_images/30055_a.jpg - a metal pipe
with a screw at one end and an allen-key thingy at the other. But what
do I do with it? I tried turning the screw and I could hear water
gushing but it didn't seem to move the water pressure meter. Should I
turn the bolt on the other end as well?

Also, I now seem to have a slow dripping from the "allen-key" end of
the loop. Is this bad?

In case it's not obvious, I don't have much of a clue about these
things, but would really like hot water without having to call a
plumber next week!
See the SealCH FAQ below.
 
Z

Zara

Thank you!

It took ages to reach 1 bar but everything's now working fine. I'll get
a CORGI guy round next week to sort the drip.

Zara
 
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Z

Zara

Hmmm.

My "slow" leak has now got a little faster. Can I stop it by turning
the allen-key thingy at the other end of the filling loop? Are we
talking half a turn clockwise again?

thanks
 

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