Can anyone help me with a replacement for a gadget I had many years ago? It was a small brass connector, used to connect a bicycle pump to the radiator bleed valve. It allowed you to pump the radiator full of air, forcing all the water back into the CH header tank. The rad could then be removed empty and lighter. One end of the adapter was screwed inplace of the bleed screw, and the other took the short tube from the bicycle pump. It was only about 2" long, very cheap to buy, and extremely useful. I've lost mine and neither the internet or my local merchants have them. Can anyone help? Many thanks Stewart
Hi stewart7 Never seen such an adaptor. You can always close both valves, slacken the valve connector at one end and drain into an aluminium tray - food trays are ideal because you can bend them round the pipe. Regards S
Thanks stoneyboy Looks as though its my only option. However, I read somewhere that double (convector) rads are a waste of money because the rear part sends heat into the wall, and the fins send hot air up to the ceiling. So I was going to experiment with pumping the rear part of one rad full of air and see if it makes any difference to the heat output. Thanks Stewart
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