I have an old radiator in my bedroom. The bleed pin forms part of the radiator itself as opposed to the type where there is a replaceable valve system with a pin as part of it.
I need to bleed my radiator as it is mostly full of air. The pin is worn and a standard radiator key will not open it. It just slides round without gripping.
Ideally I would like a tool that will get the pin out and a new pin that I can put in.
Would a multi purpose plumbing key do this? Would it have an adjustable head that I could tighten round the pin? Is there a standard pin size for old radiators that I can buy to replace the damaged pin?
If the answer to either or both of these questions is no, does anyone have any suggestions about how else I can tackle the problem?
Yep a new bleed screw should fit, but youre biggest problem is getting the old one out. May be easier removing the rad to do this, if you can cut a slot in it & use a flat bladed screwdriver, A Dremmel tool may fit the bill.