Am waiting for BG engineer on Easter Sunday It's from central heating filter in loft and have just about used up all the towels. Worry is the electrics in loft.. :( At least I have no bill to worry about as got 'Home Serve'
Another one to ring is your insurers, if you tell them that you have an ongoing leak, they will get someone out within an hour as a prompt water repair will save them an awful lot more than an emergency plumber costs them.
Didn't happen to me when we had a burst water tank in the loft. 'Emergency' plumber was sent out, which took a little over an hour to arrive, then informed one hour labour limit with £250.00 maximum charge per incident.
Due to it being early in the morning (3am), the plumber checked that the supply was off, and away he went. I had to arrange for 'proper' plumber later in the day, but the insurance company did provide a clean-up and carpet drying episode.
Well, I'm just taking a coffee break so here's the update.
'BGas engineer' arrived at 18:44 and he: Put the sodden towels into the bowl that was catching leak Fitted a brand new Magnaclean filter Switched heating and water on full (30 degrees on wallstat) Had a mug of tea whilst doing paperwork He assured me the loft would dry out by itself (Hmmmm, methinks soggy loft insulation will need some help) Left at 19:20
There is no bill to pay as it is covered with garauntee and HomeServe
After he left: Hall rad wouldn't heat up at all Bathroom rad that is on the Hot Water cylinder circuit wouldn't get hot
Several Bleeds later.... I have turned off the ok rads and just have one on at once to get the air out. Have to wait while pump stops after switching off before I can bleed air out. (Doing each in turn as rads are all 'drop down'- each one comes down from loft which means air can get trapped in every one of them)
I still haven't got all the air out of system but am working on it am on last rad, just waiting for it to cool enough to bleed air safely Loft hatch is still open and I really do not want to go up there - hence the coffee break
Don't be sorry, it made me laugh and I needed cheering up, so thanks :)) and the aspirin is kicking in now so I'll go up and sort mess out for tonight. At least the water has stopped dripping through the ceiling now. Grateful for small mercies...
Am turning rads on one by one and so far there's been no gurgling noises, fingers crossed.