Our radiator suddenly started to rock 10 minutes ago (all over the house)
and hubby tracked it down to the pump (HE thinks). His description is the
pump is making the same noise as the radiators - rattling. The boiler seems
We have switched it off, but with -1 predicated for tonight we'll need it in
the morning. Any ideas what might be wrong and is it safe to use? Or will
the pump wrench off its fittings, grow legs and scamper off into the sunset?
Sounds like my old pump. The sound is the impellor blades rattling around
the housing. Pumps are really easy to replace, assuming the isolation valves
work (mine did astonishingly). Pumps are pretty cheap.
Thanks all. We reckon this is what it was too. Exactly why is another
thing. The next morning with bated breath hubby and I opened one eye and
looked at each other when the central heating started up, but all was fine,
back to normal. The heating had been going for a full 24hrs before this, so
it may have connected to that.
Anyway, all is OK for the time being, but as the pump is about 20yrs old at
a guess, it may be time for a new one soon. I reckon it could pave the for
a new dining room table.
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