I recently had a new gas boiler installed (condensing, but not combi) and
the central heating converted to fully pumped but not pressurised.
Inhibiter was added to the system the next day after installation. I have
since had to bleed the bathroom radiator twice (not getting hot at the top)
and my lounge radiator at both ends (same problem). Is this normal after
installation? All radiators are original and the system has always
The system now seems to be working fine and has a rapid warm-up time.
However, every time the boiler fires, I can hear a clicking noise from my
bedroom radiator, which varies in frequency from several times a second to
once every few seconds. This is most annoying as it wakes me up at 6
o'clock every morning. I've tried reducing the flow by turning down the
valve on the rad. and also setting the pump to 2 instead of 3, but all to no
avail. The only cure is to shut off the radiator completely, but then my
bedroom is cold in the morning.
None of the radiators are fitted with thermostatic valves and the problem
did not occur with the old boiler. I think that the problem may be due to
thermal expansion but is there anything I can do to eliminate this annoying
noise? All other rads are quiet.
- posted 12 years ago