Having a problem repressurising my boiler after bleeding radiators.
Filling loop is connected but there are no taps (they must have come off in the past) and when i try to turn with a screwdriver, water squirts out
Its a Ideal Isar , doesn't have a number on that i can see
OK when you say the water spurts out, from where does it spurt?
OK are you saying it leaks from the point where the armoured flexible connects to the in line shut off valve?
Yes, so the loop is always connected, has been since i moved in to the property, but on the metal pipes above the loop there are not taps handles to turn, just this screw hole. I assumed this was what needed to be turned, as the handles had just come off, but when i turn even a tiny bit with a screwdriver water leaks out. heres a pic of the whole loop..
OK get you, does it leak out at the point where the screwdriver fits into the slot or from the filling loop itself, or where it connects to the loop. Nothing has broken off there it is the way that the later valves were designed to stop children switching the taps on/off
Oh ok, leaks straight out the screw hole. just dribbles at first then if you turn a bit further squirts out a lot
Do i do this with the boiler switched off completely...or if its off will the pressue gauge not go up? thanks