What to do if the heating battery flows: methods for eliminating problems
This type of heating devices consists of sections. The old.Type models even today are produced in the form of “accordions”, while the new generation has a flat external panel that provides the best heating of its entire area.
During operation, these devices use two types of heat return:
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- Radiation, or as professionals call it, radiation is up to 25-30% of heat. It not only heats the air, but is transmitted to the nearest objects, providing better heating of the room.
- The convection produced by the heating battery provides the constant movement of the air masses around the room, and amounts to about 75% heat transfer.
The device of a cast.Iron battery, despite all external changes, remained the same. It consists of sections equipped:
- Locking devices;
- Traffic jams;
- Shank and thermostat;
- Nipples and gaskets.
No matter how strong the cast iron, but even it has its own limits. As a rule, the service life of cast-iron radiators is 25-30 years, and with proper care and optimal working conditions, they can work without interruption from 50 to 100 years.
This cannot be said about the details that fasten the sections with each other, for example, about gaskets. With frequent hydrochants, they can “swing” or crack from time. In this case, there is a leak between the sections of the cast.Iron battery, which, if not eliminated it on time, can cause a serious accident and a threat to human health and life.
To avoid this, you need to check the condition of cast.Iron radiators after the end of the heating season. In this case, you can find completely different problems in the heating system.
Read on our site other useful information about cast.Iron batteries:
Install a new battery
At this stage, you can not do without specialists of the management company. In no case should you try to install the radiator yourself!
Plumbing dismantly dismantled the damaged battery (if this is not done earlier) and install a new. Be sure to demand an act of work done from plumbers (and ideally a check with the cost of services). The act should be the seal of the Criminal Code and the signature of the responsible employee (for example, the chief engineer). In the event of a malfunction or accident, they are, and not you will be responsible. Employees of the Criminal Code give such papers very reluctantly, but you definitely have the right to demand them.
By the way, keep in mind that in such cases, the pressure is not offered, since it is enough to put water into the device to check its performance.
In Moscow, the work of specialists of the Criminal Code to dismantle the old and the installation of a new radiator will cost 3 thousand. 5 thousand apiece. Another 800–1000 will have to pay for the installation of ball valves.
What to close the fistula. Folk methods
There are several proven ways to eliminate the leak of the radiator or pipe heating by home:
- Use of a magnet and self.Tapping screw;
- Imposition of saline or epoxy “compress”;
- Adding mustard powder;
- Making homemade heat.Resistant sealant.
Please note: we do not mention the most common option. A clamp on the bolts. This remedy is familiar even to housewives, but with the advent of plastic pipes is not always applicable. The essence is simple: a strip of thin metal is cut along the length of the riser circumference, holes are drilled at the ends. The fistula is sealed with a rubber gasket tightened by the bandage bolts.
If the battery is connected correctly, it is easy to cut off the riser and repair it
You should also not invent the bicycle when the leaking heating battery is connected according to the correct scheme. With bypass, ball crane and balancing valve. Overlapping the reinforcement, calmly remove the heating device and eliminate the leak. If the radiator is connected directly, without shut.Off valves, choose the appropriate repair method at the place.
Magnet and self.Tapping screw
Together with the coolant through communications, metal particles travel, especially in systems from steel pipes. If a small crack appears or the connection flows, these particles can be used as a sealant. Without draining the water, a small magnet is applied to the pipeline, attracting the metal to the defect point. Practice shows. After 1-2 days the leak is delayed.
Recommendation. The method acts well on aluminum and bimetallic radiators, only the magnet needs to be wrecked. For large damage and plastic pipes, the method is not suitable.
When the connection is digging, a piece of the magnet from the old speaker is applied to it
The option with a screw is implemented simply: a self.Tapping screw is selected and screwed into the hole. The method helps in such cases:
- With point defects size 1.5-5 mm;
- On pipes made of copper, polypropylene (PPR) and stitched polyethylene;
- On bimetallic and aluminum radiators.
Note. Damaged pipelines made of metal.Plastic are prone to delaying, so a plug from a self.Tapping screw will not help.
For fidelity, screwed screws can be covered with car silicone sealant or epoxy resin. If the hole in the pipe is quite large, instead of a self.Tapping screw, forget a wooden peg there, pointed under the cone. Cut the upper part of the plugs flush with the surface and impose a regular clamp.
The essence of the methodology is to create conditions for artificial corrosion of metal. Therefore, we recommend using this method on old systems from steel pipes, which are planned to be replaced in the near future. Hole or crack size. 1-2 mm.
- Wet the medical bandage and make 1-2 turns around the pipeline at the flow point.
- Pouring a bandage bandage with salt, continue the winding. A total of 20-40 layers will be required.
- Wait 2-3 hours and run heating. At first, it is possible to seep the coolant, but after a day the leak will be completely tightened.
Clarification. You do not need to clean the steel pipe before winding. If necessary, work is under pressure if the temperature allows.
Salt is not suitable for sealing polyethylene and polypropylene pipes. Home craftsmen advise to impregnate the bandage on the Internet with the following compositions:
We do not share the point of view of these craftsmen, since the listed substances do not have good adhesion to plastic. Here you need special chemical compositions considered below.
Homemade sealing compounds
Repeatedly proven sealant for heating pipes. Dry mustard. Being mixed with the coolant, it perfectly addicts small leaks that occur in highways, pipeline fittings, batteries and even boilers. Application technology looks like this:
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- Buy 100-200 grams of mustard powder. The amount depends on the volume of water in the heating network.
- In the open.Type system, pour out mustard through an expansion tank. Boiler remove 60-70 degrees.
- With a closed scheme, the powder must be mixed with water and uploaded through the tap tap.
The mustard small fraction is highly hygroscopic (the ability to absorb moisture). Once in the water, microparticles swell, acquire an irregular shape and hooks for internal irregularities, clinging from the inside all the leaks. Including at the joints and in hard.To.Reach places.
An important nuance. It is unacceptable to add mustard to an non.Freezing coolant. Ethylene glycol or propylene glycol.
Mustard powder is harmless to boilers and does not cause corrosion. To eliminate leaks in batteries or heat exchangers, the dose will have to be increased. Sealing takes from several hours to 2 days.
Sometimes for the outer sealing of heating or water supply lines of plumbing, a mixture of cement (alabaster) with PVA glue is used without the addition of water. The components are mixed until a thick substance is obtained and quickly applied to damage using the same bandage. Before eliminating the fluid of the radiator or pipes with an impromptu sealant, wipe the surface dry, rust and paint it is better to remove.
What to do if the heating battery flowed: the reasons for the appearance, how to eliminate on a cast.Iron radiator
Plumbing points are represented by a radiator with pipes that are connected to the riser. Each connection can flow, which will lead to flooding of the room. Several types of leaks can be distinguished:
Each type is eliminated in a certain way. The battery begins to flow for various reasons. Natural wear leads to the appearance of small damage, which violate the tightness and integrity of the device. Long.Term operation of cast.Iron radiators also leads to their failure. On average, they are designed for 30 years of service.
How to fix a water pipe with your own hands
If water ran from an aluminum radiator, a bucket or a basin must be put under the place of leaks. You can cover it with a dense blanket or blanket. This will allow the liquid to drain to the floor, and not spray around. It is better to block the water supply tap to the device.
You can fill a leak in the heating battery at the junction with a riser using a car clamp and wire. Rubber elements are also suitable, for example, from a bicycle wheel. It is enough to cut them with stripes 30 cm long and 5 cm wide. For reliable fixation, they are fixed with clamps.
If flowed in a steel pipe, then the crack can be covered with a special solution. A defect appears due to prolonged use of poor-quality water with impurities. She provokes the appearance of rust, some places are thinner. As a result, they do not withstand the pressure of the water, and the flow is formed.
Close a leak in the pipe (epoxy glue)
If the heating battery flows, then you can cover it with a mixture of gypsum and cement. To do this, take a container and not a too thick cement mortar is bred in it. After which the bandage is cut in stripes of 25 cm in length. They are wetted in the solution and wound on the pipe. The procedure is repeated three times. Instead of cement, you can use gypsum, as it dries faster.
If the heating battery is dripped, you need to do a salt bandage. It is necessary when the flow goes out of the crack on the thread. It is easy to make it: the bandage is soaked in water, then it is abundantly sprinkled with salt and applied to the problem area. On top you can already use a gypsum-cement mortar.
It is difficult to find a problematic place on the radiator itself, since water floods everything around. Therefore, you need to quickly wipe the surface and look for a crack. After its detection, it is worth immediately closing the water supply tap. It is worth starting the repair after the liquid stops dripping. You can eliminate the leak in the cast.Iron heating battery with cold welding or epoxy mastic with impurities.
The surface is pre.Prepared:
A sealed seal will restore the integrity of the surface. A special sealant is used to create it. It is easy to buy in a household. It is better to choose a remedy based on polymers or powder. Due to the features of the composition, the sealant when contacting the air is polymerized. Its small amount is applied to the place of leaks and left before drying out.
Creative way to eliminate leakage from a heating pipe
If the crack appeared at the junction of the section, then you can soak the fabric moisture and heat-resistant glue. It is wrapped around a defective place and allowed to dry. It is allowed to use epoxy glue.
In the summer, it is worth carrying out a major overhaul of radiators. They completely drain the water and disconnect the problematic device. It is cleaned of patches that hid cracks. All seams between sections also process. All defects are eliminated by soldering. To do this, use a soldering iron or welding machine. In the case of large cracks, it is better to completely replace the battery.
The radiator flows? No problem. The sealant of the radiator.
In private houses, pipes are usually laid under the floor. Therefore, such a leak is difficult to eliminate, since breaking walls or other surfaces is not the best option. You can try to use the old way to eliminate the problem. You need to pour mustard powder (2 tablespoons) into the expansion tank).
After that, the launch of the coolant is launched. After a few hours, the response will be tightened with a suspension. This method is suitable for “clogging” the small boiler leaks. Then the liquid from the coolant is drained and poured clean. This method has a significant drawback. Filters and muds are clogged.
Special sealants are sold in household stores. They are poured into the coolant for a certain time. Polymers settled on the walls and eliminate leaks. Gradually they accumulate and form traffic jams. After the composition is merged and pure water is poured into the system.
But the elimination of leaks by any method is temporary. For major repairs, it is better to invite a specialist. If necessary, you need to completely replace the radiators.
In a privatized apartment, this can be done at the expense of the management company, since monthly contributions for the repair of the house are covered by such expenses. But in practice this is difficult to achieve.
Do not postpone repairs, since in the case of a strong breakthrough there is a risk of flooding other people’s apartments.
How to remove leakage in a battery under pressure.
Who is to blame and where to call
If the heating battery has flowed, then, firstly, you need to take a closer look where it flows from and substitute the basin.
The second question that a citizen arises after he makes sure that he had a battery: “Where to call?””
You need to call the housing office or other service company. Most likely, you are promised to immediately turn off the defective radiator and put in the queue for the repair or replacement of the battery. The fact is that, according to the current legislation, and specifically, then the resolution of the State Construction 70 “On the approval of the rules and norms of the technical operation of the housing stock” of 27.09.2003. And government decree 91 of 13.08.2007., House heating system, including radiators, is the common property of the house.
Therefore, even if the battery flowed in a privatized apartment, its repair or replacement should be carried out at the expense of the monthly contributions that you pay on your home. Do not take any excuses like: “Your apartment, you have a battery, who should change if you are not you?»For non.Fulfillment of the above decisions, it is possible to attract the heads of housing and communal services to administrative, or even criminal liability.
But this is in theory. But in practice. The contributions are charged, but the plumber who came from ZhEK will turn off not one battery from heat supply (if it is equipped with a tap, you can turn it off yourself), and your entire apartment. And the queue for replacing the battery or its repair can last months. In the heating season, when the batteries flow, this option is unlikely to suit you.
How to lock the flow in the heating of the pipe, radiator, between the sections
The method of eliminating leaks in the heating system largely depends on the place where the leak appeared. A leak can be:
- On a whole pipe;
- At the junction of pipes and radiators, pipes and fittings (adapters, tees, etc.P.);
- Between the sections of the batteries;
- Right on the radiator.
Depending on the scale of the disaster (and how to call it differently?) actions are different. If these are only the first bells. A few drops per hour or a very thin stream. You can try to eliminate with your own hands using improvised or purchased funds.
You can start a leak and a pipe with your own hands. The main thing is to flow slightly
If it flows strongly, for residents of high.Rise buildings, the first thing you need to call an emergency team. The next step is common to all: block the heat carrier supply. There are several options here:
- The radiator flows. At the same time, at his entrance and output there is a locking reinforcement. Then just close the taps. For owners of individual heating, everything is simple, but for central heating subscribers there are several situations.
- The radiator is installed with bypass, then when the device is turned off in your apartment, nothing happens with a common riser, heating works further. No problems, calmly engaged in repair.
- There is no bypas. Then it is necessary to either inform the neighbors and (or) in the DEZ, ZhEK, etc.P. And then engage in the elimination of the problem.
We really do not like to call “emergency shows” and are often trying to fix everything ourselves. There is a chance to eliminate leakage with your own hands if it does not flow “in the radius”. Then let’s try to localize the problem.
The difference between a new and used pipe is obvious
Cement-hip bandage to eliminate heating batteries
Before eliminating the leak in the heating battery, you need to prepare the required materials and tools:
To eliminate the leak, the bandage is applied to the damaged place.
The procedure after disconnecting the water looks like this:
- Cement is diluted in a container of water to the consistency of thick sour cream;
- Cut a bandage with strips 25-30 centimeters long;
- Carefully impregnate the bandage with a cement mixture;
- Wrap the damage site with stripes.
The process is repeated until a strong bandage is obtained.
If the water could not be blocked, then instead of cement, you need to use alabaster, which dries much faster. Then a bandage bandage is applied to the gypsum bandage.
In the event that a heating battery leak occurred at a threaded connection, then you can use salt:
The gap closes as a result of the dissolution of salt in water. A cement bandage is applied from above.
No one is safe from leaks in the battery or in the heating system. That is why it is important to be always ready to eliminate a possible leak. To do this, you need to get the clamps required by the diameters and trimming rubber. To eliminate leaks, polymer compounds, for example, cold welding are perfect. It is not advisable to eliminate the flow on the pipes using ordinary arc welding. It is better to do this with gas welding, which does not damage the place around the leak. Due to the effects of arc welding at the repair site, over time, a leak will appear again.
In order to flow a nuisance that is rarely felt, it is necessary to conduct planned maintenance of problem areas. Do not neglect the help of professionals when eliminating leaks. Perhaps some costs will be required, but it will be cheaper than making repairs to neighbors. In some cases, a complete replacement of the wiring may be required. This is especially true if the leak occurs in one place after another. If the house is on the balance of the management company, then you should contact it with a statement.