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Bleed valve

Postby Caesar » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:57 am

Whats the best way to remove a worn (rounded) bleed valve from a radiator ?
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Postby TheDoctor4 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:01 am


Have you had a look at the DIY Projects area: particularly the project titles "Jammed / stuck water valves". This may be of some use to you.

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Postby nitro23456 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:39 pm

If you have a decent radiator you can remove the whole bleed nipple assembly from the raidator and replace with the same using a spanner. Empty radiator first.

If you have one of the rubbish radiators with the bleed nipple on the rear and its welded into the actual radiator you will have to replace the radiator - I had to do this last month.

I have read all sorts of rubbish about making a new hole with a self-tapping screw and PTFE tape... dont bother.

Hopefully you will have a decent radiator with the assembly on one side and a blank on the other.
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