Radiator bleed-off valves


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Ron Lowe

Hi, all.

Radiator in kid's bedroom needs bleeding ( hot at bottom, cold at top ).

Standard square-key bleed-off valve has seized and rounded.
The whole valve assembly looks like it can be removed from the radiator
body and replaced, using with a larger internal square key.

Can any kind soul point to a replacement bleed valve assembly which
screws into the hole in a std rad? My initial groping at screwfix
wasn't helpfull.

I'll also need the large square key which fits into the valve to remove
it from the radiator housing ( it will be hollow to accomodate the
actual bleed screw stem.. )
 
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Cicero

Hi, all.

Radiator in kid's bedroom needs bleeding ( hot at bottom, cold at top ).

Standard square-key bleed-off valve has seized and rounded. The whole
valve assembly looks like it can be removed from the radiator body and
replaced, using with a larger internal square key.

Can any kind soul point to a replacement bleed valve assembly which screws
into the hole in a std rad? My initial groping at screwfix wasn't
helpfull.

I'll also need the large square key which fits into the valve to remove it
from the radiator housing ( it will be hollow to accomodate the actual
bleed screw stem.. )
================================================

www.avenuesupplies.co.uk sell replacement valves but postage may be a bit
expensive for a single item.

I'm pretty sure the key is available from Screwfix, Focus etc.

Cic.
 
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Roger Mills

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Ron Lowe said:
Hi, all.

Radiator in kid's bedroom needs bleeding ( hot at bottom, cold at top
).
Standard square-key bleed-off valve has seized and rounded.
The whole valve assembly looks like it can be removed from the
radiator body and replaced, using with a larger internal square key.

Can any kind soul point to a replacement bleed valve assembly which
screws into the hole in a std rad? My initial groping at screwfix
wasn't helpfull.

I'll also need the large square key which fits into the valve to
remove it from the radiator housing ( it will be hollow to accomodate
the actual bleed screw stem.. )

Any chance of a photo? [Upload it somewhere, and post a link here]

Several of my radiators have 1/2" BSP tappings at all 4 corners - allowing
top or bottom entry. The unused tappings have blanking plugs in one and
bleed screws in the other.

My bleed fittings have 1/2" BSP threads to screw into the rads, and
hexagon-shaped flanges to fit a (approx 22mm) spanner. Are yours not like
that?

Have a look on the BES site at http://www.bes.co.uk/?ref=404 [The page is
called 'Diverter Valves, Air Vents, Radiator & Boiler Spares' just in case
the link doesn't work. Scroll down to Item 6918, which may be what you're
looking for. Scroll down further to Item 4846, which might be what you need
to fit it.
--
Cheers,
Roger
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Usenet Nutter

Hi, all.

Radiator in kid's bedroom needs bleeding ( hot at bottom, cold at top ).

Standard square-key bleed-off valve has seized and rounded.
The whole valve assembly looks like it can be removed from the radiator
body and replaced, using with a larger internal square key.

Can any kind soul point to a replacement bleed valve assembly which
screws into the hole in a std rad? My initial groping at screwfix
wasn't helpfull.

I'll also need the large square key which fits into the valve to remove
it from the radiator housing ( it will be hollow to accomodate the
actual bleed screw stem.. )
If what you have is what I think you have then this
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Hand+Tools/Plumbers+Tools/Radiator+Hex+Key/d10/sd210/p26053
is what you want .It operates at one end as a radiator hex key to fit
the tails for radiator lockshied valves and at the other end to fit
and remove the type of bleed valves you have . Newer bleed valves are
fitted using a spanner
I can't see the bleed valve fittings on either Screwfix or Toolstaions
websites but wd be surprised if they are not lurking there ....not
sure if the new bleed valves fit old rads but wd have thought they wd
do.
 
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Usenet Nutter

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Ron Lowe said:
Hi, all.

Radiator in kid's bedroom needs bleeding ( hot at bottom, cold at top
).
Standard square-key bleed-off valve has seized and rounded.
The whole valve assembly looks like it can be removed from the
radiator body and replaced, using with a larger internal square key.

Can any kind soul point to a replacement bleed valve assembly which
screws into the hole in a std rad? My initial groping at screwfix
wasn't helpfull.

I'll also need the large square key which fits into the valve to
remove it from the radiator housing ( it will be hollow to accomodate
the actual bleed screw stem.. )

Any chance of a photo? [Upload it somewhere, and post a link here]

Several of my radiators have 1/2" BSP tappings at all 4 corners - allowing
top or bottom entry. The unused tappings have blanking plugs in one and
bleed screws in the other.

My bleed fittings have 1/2" BSP threads to screw into the rads, and
hexagon-shaped flanges to fit a (approx 22mm) spanner. Are yours not like
that?

Have a look on the BES site at http://www.bes.co.uk/?ref=404 [The page is
called 'Diverter Valves, Air Vents, Radiator & Boiler Spares' just in case
the link doesn't work. Scroll down to Item 6918, which may be what you're
looking for. Scroll down further to Item 4846, which might be what you need
to fit it.
I think this
http://www.avenuesupplies.co.uk/index.php?pid=5488&sid=1
is what the OP will have ...not that I wd recommend refitting that
type .
 
R

Roger Mills

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Usenet Nutter said:
I can't see the bleed valve fittings on either Screwfix or Toolstaions
websites but wd be surprised if they are not lurking there ....not
sure if the new bleed valves fit old rads but wd have thought they wd
do.
How about this?
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Heating/Central+Heating/Air+Vent+12/d230/sd2708/p69952

--
Cheers,
Roger
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Email address maintained for newsgroup use only, and not regularly
monitored.. Messages sent to it may not be read for several weeks.
PLEASE REPLY TO NEWSGROUP!
 
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