it's a noisy hunk of metal. I have localised the noise. It's coming
from within the radiator.
All radiators make noise. but my concern is the one in my room.
Actually, there is a large radiator downstairs that perhaps doesn't
And a small one in the bathroom that rusn piping hot and makes a hell
of a noise - though not a whistling.
So maybe this confirms what that helpful poster was saying that it's
pressure and if a smaller pump were fitted it'd cure the problem.
Still, i'll have my radiator removed. (the noise that bothers me is
localised to my radiator) Then if there's still noise, i'll look into
telling a plumber to fit a smaller pump.
how many hours would it take to fit a smaller pump (i'm just trying to
figure out costs, so i don't get ripped off) There is a gerat shortage
of decent plumbers. I wouldn't even trust that the plumber woul get the
right size if I just said "smaller".
I'm starting to feel a pointy hook lodged by a troll who heats his house in
August ??? Who hears noises from a radiator with no pipes connected to it???
Am I paranoid or is he really just full of steam???
You're going about it the wrong way like the fellow who doesn't know how
cars work but starts replacing parts at random hoping to get his car fixed.
The first thing to do is find a competent wet heat plumber or technician
(specializing in hydronics) and let him troubleshoot the problem on
site. From a newsgroup, even the best plumber can only throw you a few
If I got it fixed by removing the radiator, then you'd probably still
say I was wrong.
Thanks for the tip about the hydronics guy, I will probably call one.
If after removing the radiator there is still noise. Or if after
removing the radiator I decide I want a radiator (without noise)
So you're just going to yank the radiator and cap it off?
You'd be safer hiring the biggest $250/hour ripoff guy in town. If you
don't know what the fuck you're doing, you could be turning that
system into a small bomb.
But go for it.
On 20 Aug 2005 15:47:16 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yes, how dare you tell me that a cheap option that you can do, that
would meet my requirements, is WRONG!
I'm not telling you how to do the plumbing. A plumber may present me
with my options, and I would select one, based on price and likelyhood
of it removing the noise.
I'll leave the actual plumbing to the plumber.
I do appreciate the good posters in the newsgroup that have suggested
alternative options, and , if I find that there is no noise after
removing the radiator, I will consider having it put back and persue
those alternatives mentioned, by hiring a person skilled in hydronics,
to do the job.
yes, i'm in the uk you're in the US. You really illustrated that
When I said "you" I meant "you plumbers" - generally - collectively. A
plumber in the uk, for example, i'm sure most of them are like you.
So if you're going to call a plumber anyways, what exactly do you want
If you had a problem that we could help your with, we're happy to do
that. But you're asking for advice on something that is incredibly
dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.
Just call a plumber or call an HVAC man who specializes in hydronics
(actually the HVAC tech is probably your better choice). You're asking
a bunch of plumbers and most plumbers don't fuck with that kinda
And those who do will quickly tell you to call a professional cause
you're going to kill yourself or your family.
Without seeing the job up-close and personal, my first recommendation
would be to drain down and flush out the entire system. But even
something as simple as a drain/flush has to be done carefully and
methodically. It will look like your plumber is taking a lot of time
to do something very simple. Conversely, if your guy hops in there and
opens a valve and stands outside and smokes while it drains...you
hired the wrong guy. We don't want it drained an refilled. We want the
system FLUSHED OUT to remove the deposits where minerals have
separated and settled.
On 21 Aug 2005 11:48:10 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
do you know where I can find an HVAC engineer in the uk?
maybe they go by other names besides HVAC enginners.
UK yellow pages (yell.com) doesn't turn up much. THe first result was
most relevant, but only industrial.
Plumbers cost a lot in the uk. So, HVAC engineers probably charge so
much that individuals can't afford them!
guess what dick weed you have already blow your chance of free help from an
engineer. You assume we could not possibly understand, but you are the
idiot; most of the people here are prob smarter than you and look at your
problem as "simple".
Yep ! That's right.. I found that why should
*I* rob people with a gun ?
In the UK you have very strict gun laws,
thanks to UK Plummers we developed a
way to rob you blind using only a pipe
I have a nice 6" pipe wrench, it doesn't require a
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