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Iain
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2020, 08:19:45 AM »

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Just put a container under the outlet of the PRV. Charge up the system, run it and when the pressure drops have a look in the container. If there is water in, the problem will be either the PRV(not reseating properly) or the EV( lost precharge or bladder burst) .
I just taped a 2 Ltr plastic bottle over the end of the PRV outside discharge pipe when mine was leaking.
If the bottle stays empty the problem is elsewhere.
Iain
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2020, 09:14:14 AM »

 ok  thanks will try ..

 i should  let  the usual yearly service guy   come , if that boiler, that is still under warranty (as far as i know ) , has a leak inside  , i should not refill the system  too often .  As the boiler made a   gurgling noise  , straight  after i refilled/pressurized the system
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2020, 02:59:49 PM »

Make sure any system additives are replaced after all this topping up as you will have no protection from corrosion/sludge.
My money is on the EV mine failed after 8 months and totally threw my fault finding for continued topping up!
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