I have a Potterton Gold Combi HE. The boiler lost pressure so I wanted to re-pressurise it. I tried to follow the extremely unclear instruction manual to do so. In the end I managed to get it re-pressurised and now the hot water seems to be working fine again. I am virtually certain I have returned all the taps underneath the boiler to the position they were in to start with, but am neurotically worrying that one tap may be in the wrong position. I'm not so worried if this just means the boiler stops working; ultimately I can get a plumber out if necessary, but is there any safety risk if I have moved the wrong tap?
Hi I am Rick, UK Plumber, and I specialize on Boiler problems, if you have hot water at the turn of a tap and the boiler pressure is stable (not continuing to fill) and your heating works then all taps must be set as they should be, if the heating does not work and the boiler only fires for a very short period then you have left one of the heating taps closed, but as I say if it all works then you are fine, Rick
Thanks Rick. If anything I seem to be losing pressure very gradually, but I guess this is unlikely to be anything to do with the taps but instead a leaking radiator or something that caused the boiler to lose pressure in the first place?
yes sounds about right, do not forget to check the discharge pipe from the pressure relief valve, these can leak and go unnoticed, Rick
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