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Radiator Repair

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egrant1
egrant1 Member Posts: 1
Does anyone know of any companies that could repair a pushnipple leak on a steam radiator

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,567
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    I dare say that most of us who have had the problem have done it ourselves.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,950
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    @egrant1 , where are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 887
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    Here is a possibility.

    Purchase radiator stop leak at your local automotive supply house.

    Close the inlet valve to the radiator, make sure the stop leak is in liquid form . Remove the the vent valve from the radiator. Make a funnel with 1/8 or 1/4 nipple and elbow, increase ti at least 3/4" pipe with a 3/4" coupling and pour the stop leak into the radiator. Put enough of the stop leak solution to cover all the push nipples for at least a week. Then open the radiator valve and the solution drain back toward the boiler. Put the radiator back into service and hopefully the leak will have stopped.

    jake