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August 12, 2017 18:08

Ambulance for flowing radiator


  • 1 Types and causes of leaks
    • 1.1 Dripping between the nozzle and the main pipe
    • 1.2 Procedure:
    • 1.3 Skip main pipe
    • 1.4 If the water jetgushing fountain
    • 1.5 Flows screwed
    • 1.6 flows between sections of cast iron radiator
    • 1.7 Procedure: This article
    • 1.8 flows from the walls of the radiator

will be useful not only forthose who are faced with the question of how to fix a radiator leak.As the situation of life and sanitary equipment tends to wear out (especially in older homes), then to know the strategy of action in the event of a leakage detection is necessary for everyone.Flowing battery, what to do?- The answer to this question will be exhaustive.

important to understand that leaks are different in complexity and localization, and in the case of the hot flood should immediately call emergency service by calling the dispatcher.Before proceeding to the liquidation of the accident, you need to know about safety precautions.

Health is more important than pro


When the battery runs what to do is important to know exactly as much, how much - what not to do!

  • If the hot water gushing in all directions - forget about the property in the first place to take security measures in order to protect yourself and loved ones from thermal burns.Repair things, technology is not the most important thing.
  • pounce on flow blanket, preferably a quilt.Or something that can some time to absorb water and prevent it from splashing.
  • not get involved in safety net in the form of buckets, basins and rags - this is a temporary measure may cease to be effective at any time, especially if you start flooding emergency.The amount of water in the battery is large enough iron.
  • Do not rely on the myth that the leak could have withdrawn, become attached and overgrown rust.
  • found before bedtime or before work flow into the radiator, even if it is minimal, in any case can not be ignored.A simple man in the street is unlikely to assess the extent of the accident and failure mechanism on the eye: a leak can not be extended for weeks, and may turn into a flood in a couple of hours
  • Try to block the flow of coolant in the battery.Valve for this procedure is typically in the basement of the house.
  • In case of emergency flooding, after overlapping the water in the riser can not come up with anything better than to drain the water from the battery.In this case, the elimination of breakage is fast and safe.

    Option collect water

Types and causes of leaks

Usually leakage happens in the offseason, when the heating is turned off, as there is a metal cooling and shrinking in places threaded joints begins to dig water.

If the radiator flow, it is necessary to determine the cause and location of breakage.Each sanitary point consists of radiators and adjacent pipeline.The compounds of these elements may be broken due to the following factors:

  • Long service life as cause of wear;
  • Poor installation of heating systems;
  • mechanical action, brute force;
  • corrode metal.

Depending on between which there was a leak of coolant components, are the following types of damage:

  • Violations seal between the pipe riser pipes and batteries;
  • Partial destruction of the main pipes that connect the radiator and riser;
  • leakage in the area of ​​intersectional connections;
  • fistula formation or crack on one of the radiator sections.

For each of these cases, there is a way to eliminate accidents.If the battery is dripping, do not rush to cover than to learn.You did not need to smear at all.

Dripping between the nozzle and the main pipe

Car collar with elastic

leak at the junction is often the result of improper installation, or household situation when the batteries were used as a support for heavy objects or occupants.To make repairs need:

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  • Car clamp or wire;
  • piece of thin and flexible rubber.


  • Cut the rubber strips of 5h35 see or use a rubber bandage from the pharmacy;.
  • Wrap a strip of the damaged area;
  • Attach rubber wire and cable clamp.

In this situation, the yoke will be a more appropriate option, since it is inexpensive, and fixes the damaged joint reliably, uniformly, without the risk of constriction.

Skip main pipe

Such pipes are always two.A supply of coolant to the radiator, and the second to drain cooled water.They are made of steel and have a tendency to corrode and wear out the inside over time for two reasons:

  • Filling water in the off-season;
  • Impurities in the water coming through the heating duct.

Most often, the issue of what to do if the radiator flows arises in the midst of the heating season.In case of an accident on a straight section of pipe used cement plaster cast.For its preparation is required:

  • non-sterile bandage;
  • Cement;
  • Alabaster;
  • capacity for kneading the mixture.

Important!Alabaster is required when the possibility to block the water there.He applied the first layer, since the cement dries faster and adds reliability bandage.


  • Knead the cement with water to the consistency of liquid cream;
  • Prepare strips 25-30 cm long;
  • soak the bandage strips in the mixture;
  • Wrap them damaged area layer by layer;
  • Conduct action until thick bandage.

If the jet of water gushing fountain

wooden wedge into the tube

If a fistula and a jet of water flows, it is possible to score before joining fitters wooden wedge.Wood soak well and keep the water.

Flows Screwed

In the case where a leak in the radiator was formed in the thread area once used bandage, but this time the salt:

  • Wet bandages;
  • Roll the strips in salt;
  • Wrap damage;
  • Apply cement bandage.

Important!Salt capable coked place to pass water.

flows between sections of cast iron radiator

If between sections dripping radiator understand what to do is not difficult.Joint represented a small straight section temporarily repaired which can be simple.Materials Needed:

  • Car clamp with an appropriate direction by tightening the screws;
  • flexible rubber gaskets;
  • Epoxy adhesive;
  • piece of fabric.


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  • Saturate adhesive fabric;
  • Wrap on the joint perimeter;
  • Attach the rubber seal and apply the clamp.

flows from the radiator walls

reasonable question when the battery runs - what to cover?If the accident occurred in the wall of one of the sections, you will have to cover the cold welding.A more effective method yet.Ball "cold welding" should be firmly pressed to the place of occurrence and keep this position for 3-5 minutes.After half an hour, the mixture is completely cured, and a day later the battery is ready to fulfill its funktsiy.V As a conclusion, it is important to note the following.All the above mentioned measures - actions of "first aid".If the heating system failed once - it means that it's time to preparing for major overhaul.Call of the master will be the best prevention of serious problems.