Fix that leaking radiator valve easily. No plumber required. A small reel of PTFE tape will do the job! Save yourself pounds and do it yourself
If you are fed up keep bleeding air from your radiators then here is the answer, just fit and forget and chuck away the air key. Save money long term because if you forget to release the air from your radiators you are running your heating and not getting the heat you should be from your radiators
If you have a radiator not heating up a faulty thermostatic rad valve could well be the cause. If you have tried bleeding and checked the lock shield valve is fully on at the other end of the radiator, then chances are your thermostatic radiator valve is stuck in the off position.This easy and simple fix shows how to quickly and easily fix the problem
Need to decorate behind a central heating radiator but do not fancy taking it off he wall? Do not worry, I will take you through the whole job.( PS if you have a Combi boiler do not forget to re-pressure it, via the filling loop, back to between 1.2 and 1.5 bar. Also count the amount of turns on the lock shield valve when turning off and when finished, turn it the same amount of turns back on.)
Not sure which way to turn your rad valve and need to turn your radiator off? Al takes you through the most common types of radiator valves. (NB if you turn the lock shield valve off, do remember how many turns it took to turn off and turn on the same amount when turning back on)
Need to replace your radiator and not sure how to measure it? The correct place to measure a radiator and what to do if the radiator you are changing it with is not the same size.
Trying to get your new central heating radiator straight on the wall can be a hassle. Just follow this video to do it easily.,
Are you fed up with having to keep bleeding radiators? Is there an answer to this common problem? I will take you through the most common heating systems whether it be a Combi system or conventional with an F and E tank to show why it keeps happening and more importantly and what you can do about it.
Have a leaky radiator or need to renew? When you have a leak on the radiator itself, lookout for rust marks on the corners. This video shows you how to isolate and remove the radiator
Changing an old inefficient cast iron radiator for a new convector type. Save money on your heating bills with modern high output radiators. Full video showing the whole job. Do it yourself and save money, not just for the installation by a plumber, but also your heating cost afterwards.
A real life job not some mocked up workbench experience. A modern slightly larger convector single radiator or better still a double panel convector radiator will warm your room a lot more than an old single panel ,and even more so if it is an old cast iron one. Keep warm and save money double your heat output for the same cost as heating an old single panel iron radiator.
These can be tricky to find if you do not know where they are located. It is important to keep your radiators bled to improve efficiency. This video shows you how to find the location and how to bleed
If the lower half of your central heating radiator is cold, then it needs flushing out. This will make your heating more efficient and save money on your heating bills. You are using the energy so heat the rad!!
How to get more heat out of your radiators for next to nothing (well almost). An improvement to your heating for a very small cost but save loads on your heating bills.
Have radiators that are not heating up all that well? Your system wants balancing. This is easy to do and this video shows you how to do it. Why does it always seem to be the living room where you sit all evening that is the coolest radiator in the house? All will be explained.
If you have already bled your radiator and find it is still not working then here are some simple things to try. Please note that if you have a really old heating system that has no inhibitor in the system that you may well have to drain the complete system flush through with a flushing agent and then refill with an inhibitor. Also if your pump is running down you may well need to renew it I have another video on how to do that
Ask Al, Do you have a plumbing or central heating problem and can’t find the answer on Al’s videos? Then please email and Al will try to help you.
Taken a radiator off the wall for decorating or replacement with another one.? You turn it back on and even after bleeding find it does not work or worse the whole heating system is cold. What's happened? Here is the video to answer all of those questions.