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Radiator bleed nipples rounded off

Postby skousa » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:10 am

I have 3 radiators which have rounded off bleed nipples, i have tried pliers but cannot get enough grip on them... please help
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Postby nitro23456 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:19 pm

Depends on the type of radiator.

If it is one of the cheap ones where you cant remove the whole bleed assembly you are stuck.

You can try a self tapping screw with ptfe tape as a temporary measure but it is certainly not guaranteed to not leak and the radiator will need replacing.

If you have a better radiator where you can replace the assembly, then the solution is easy - replace it!

Other than this there really are no other options...... although you could try filing a slot in the rounded off nipple so you can fit a flathead screw driver blade in it instead.

I ended up replacing the rad!!
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Postby C23kW » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:23 pm

if u drain the system sumhow then get mayb a set of electrician plier that mayb small enuf for the space. Merchants may sell back up bleeder nipples if u need replacements.

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