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1.yes the boiler is upstairs
2. it serves the two radiators upstiars first as the are hot
3water only comes out of the downstairs rads when i bleed them and are supplied by water coming down pipes to them
and one radiatotrs downstairs gets slightly warm
does this hep
Where the pipes leave the boiler, are there stopcocks for the downstairs and upstairs rads, check, as it might be partially closed. Have a good look around as all good plumbers fitters will put seperate stopcocks for each floor because of leaks.

When you bleed the rads downstairs, how high is the pressure of water coming out, by unscrewing the bleed valve a turn and a half there should be a jet which you should feel against your hand. ?
When the boiler clicks on, can you hear a slight whirring from the pump inside the boiler.
And last but not least, what is the colour of the water you bleed.
did they put a filter next to the boiler,copper thing with a thread on the bottom,if so check if it's blocked up ,it's their to catch the sludge,we missed a phone call off carillion the other day,i thought who?????,so i checked the internet and it seems that have taken over from eaga,ring them it's worth a try
thanks to malc for the advice i will try calling them.....and pauline the stopcock is downstairs does it need to be full turned on to get the rads to work as it is turened half way on? the colour of the water is clear when i bleed the rads
thanks to malc for the advice i will try calling them.....and pauline the stopcock is downstairs does it need to be full turned on to get the rads to work as it is turened half way on? the colour of the water is clear when i bleed the rads
If the stopcock is in the pipeline to the rads, then it be fully on,
If the water is clear, then dought its a blockage,
What is the water pressure when you bleed the rad.

Paul, unless i have changed sex, not Pauline, no just checked, meat and veg still in place, Image Image Image
sorry paul its the way i read your name as not paying attention so do apologise...the stopcock is on the pipeline to the rads so its all connected i will try turning the stopcock fully on see if that helps and the water gauge is on two bar that is the limit as that the top of the green bar anything above is too high and read the user guide to boiler and it says should be above green bar or to drop into the red bar below 0 .....cheers paul for your help will try this first thing in morning and report back to you and the kind other people who have given me advice...thanks everyone
Sorry you are still struggling with this. I usually kick things when they dont work, but would not recommend that. Hope you get some warmth through the whole place soon. Good luck !

Robert
hi everyoner it looks like i will need to get a plumber or boiler engineer to come and have a look at the problem as i have tried everything that all you nice people have said and its still knackered lol but thanks again and will post a reply when i get a solution to what was wrong with the central heating of the boiler ...cheers
Sorry to hear that. Just hope you get things sorted without paying out too much money. I did learn quite a bit reading the postings !

Robert
thanks robert and yes its good sometimes reading the posts on here as you get some good tips and advise..but looks like my heating probl;em needs someone to look at it
Do the radiators get hot downstairs when you turn them off upstairs? I remember when our system was installed that the system had to be balanced so that all the radiators reached the same temperature. Do you turn the radiator valves right off during the summer months? If so, one of the valves might not be opening properly - we had to replace a couple because of this, the moral of the story is not to turn them right off. I'm a widow, my husband was a DIY wizard who could fix anything, so I was spoilt. Now I have an HSBC Emergency Breakdown Insurance which covers the car, plus gas, electricity and plumbing, so if anything goes seriously wrong they come and sort it out without me worrying about the bill. It's paid for itself several times, when I had electrical problems - all the power in the house went off and wouldn't come home again, whilst I was in hospital! Someone else has suggested contacting the council to see if they have a home repair scheme, there is one in my area where work is done for the cost of the materials. Good luck with this. Plumbing is a real nightmare.