I've got a BAXI 38/3RS combi boiler and have got a leak!
On the heat exchanger I've got three valves. One for inlet, one for
the heated-water outlet and a third (vent/bleed?!?!?).
Well it's this third one that's leaking (bleed/vent or whatever the
devil it is). It's leaking from the middle of the retaining bolt. On
removal their is a spring (which pings out!) and the water comes a
gushing out. Well I assume it's going to empty all of the upstairs
radiators if I leave it off long enough.
I've tightened the bolt as well as I could, but I *think*
something to do with the spring, and whatever it should hold closed.
Well to fix the leak, do I:-
1 - have to completely drain the system? Heard you can freeze
(literally with some wizz bang gadget) the joint to prevent having to
2 - Is this problem likely a faulty part on this bleed valve thingy,
or suddenly the pressure too high?
3 - If the problem is more 'sinister' (e.g. high water pressure), any
quick clues where to start investigating?
4 - What the devil is this valve for? I've just 'guessed' it's a
pressure release valve (because of the spring, and that the valve
isn't just capped off).