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Moved in house Monday & have a radiator leak due to bad rust...what's best temporary repair to hold for a few weeks b4 plumber available? What sort of Boiler is Ariston Genus 24 mffi ?

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Turn both valves off at each side of radiator and once the pressure balances it will stop leaking, there is no solution to this whilst using this as a radiator to heat the space, but will stop the leak.

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your radiators need to be pitched so that the steam (water) can return back when the system shuts off
as for the leak. where it is or what part is leaking
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