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Leaking Radiator Valve and Turning Radiator off

Postby SamVinyl » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:57 pm

https://imgur.com/gallery/1yfgWtp

How do I fix a leak from the spout pointing downwards in this image.
Can I tighten anything.
Or can in turn the radiator off until I get a Tradesperson to call.
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Postby thedoctor » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:01 am

Hi

The “spout” is a drain valve but on looking at the image I can’t see any way of isolating it.

Most moder radiators will feature something similar to the below image. As you can see, just after the drain spout on the left, there is a valve lockinging screw that can be screwed in to lock the valve off.

I would suggest, unless he can find a screw or nut or anything similar which will allow teh valve to be closed off, you will need to change it to a similar lockshield valve as seen in the image.

If you feel you can tackle this yourself we do have a few projects that will help you, these are as follows:

https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/r ... diator.htm
https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/t ... valves.htm

If you don't feel like having a go, you will need to call in a local plumber

Hope this helps
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