radiator

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by tornado 1, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. tornado 1

    tornado 1 New Member

    the key for bleeding the rads just doesnt fit all , (old radiators) goes in but slips round .
     
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Post photo, a lot of old bleed screws on old radiators are brass,so easy to round off, & difficult to remove then.

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  3. tornado 1

    tornado 1 New Member

    thank you .our rads have a 6 sided nut sticking out and a 4 sided inner where the rad key goes on .of the six rads we have only 1 that goes in nice and turns .
     
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

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    Radiator Directional Bleed Valve Air Vent you can buy replacements.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
  5. tornado 1

    tornado 1 New Member

    does the outer nut need to come off and replaced (if possible ) .
     
  6. tornado 1

    tornado 1 New Member

    thank you .i dont think the part in the picture will go in the round hole ,as the thread looks to big.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Post a photo.

    The thread will be 1/2 BSP on the radiator, same as Bleed Valve Air Vent above.
    If iron radiator then it might be a larger odd ball BSP thread.
     
  8. tornado 1

    tornado 1 New Member

    ok, the bleedscrew goes in nicely on most , but one radiator doesnt go in far.
     
  9. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
  10. tornado 1

    tornado 1 New Member

    thank you again, for your posts, have ordered and quickly recieved 1/8inch brass bleed air vents for rads fron :stevensons plumbing bt20 3pn of bangor down .
     
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  11. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Glad you got sorted.[​IMG]

    A good firm & helpful.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
  12. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Hammer a small socket on.. Done 2 like that and it works.. Soft brass just moulds to socket.. nothing to loose..
     
  13. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Was that a deliberate pun?
     
  14. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    No.. I took a rad off as requested. Then I was told the bung was stuck and been like it for years.. Dam.. Done my nut... I heated and tried long nose pliers but nothing would shift it.. They were blaming me and said I should sort. So I thought cit or bust and hammered a tiny socket on. Instantly it became loose.. Think my spelling is off.. Loose or lose..nothing to lose I ment.. Cit or bust.whack it
     

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