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Re: Drips with brown stains from manifold
Reply #3 - Apr 7th, 2017, 8:42am
 
To be fair you need to tell the builder or whoever installed it to sort it.

Is that underfloor heating pipe or plastic water pipe. ?
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Re: Drips with brown stains from manifold
Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2017, 3:40pm
 
Once it's sorted make sure you put some corrosion inhibitor such as Fernox F1 in the system. The amount required depends on the volume of the system and you may need more than one bottle. Usually too putting in slightly too much is safer than not enough.
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Re: Drips with brown stains from manifold
Reply #1 - Mar 23rd, 2017, 9:45am
 
The two nuts beneath the dripping connector need to be tweaked up, perhaps just a quarter turn. If that doesn't work, they will have to be disconnected and inspected. It's possible there are no sleeve inserts inside the plastic pipes, a common mistake..
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Drips with brown stains from manifold
Mar 22nd, 2017, 9:26pm
 
Hi

We are 11 months into a 6 month project.  The Under Floor Heating has been in about 5 weeks.  Recently the builder has turned the heating up to dry plaster board and the house.  I went round tonight and there is a constant drip that leaves a brown stain from two of the manifold connectors.
Should I be worried?
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