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Bleed Valve Issue

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by johnberman, 5 Aug 2014.

  1. johnberman

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    Hi

    I have installed some radiators, they are the old school type. At the top I want to add a bleed valve, so I have put one in and used PTF tape on it etc, now I screwed it in but it leaks, if I screw it to far it will simply fall inside
    as there is nothing to stop it.

    Is there a special type of bleed valve required ?


    Regards

    John B
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    It looks to be bigger than 1/2 inch, you need to fit a bush down to 1/2 inch
     
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    Can you post a photo of the vent along side the the tapping so we can see both
     
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    Perhaps that tapping was for the flow pipe? ;).
     
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    thanks for the feedback, its 1 \ 2 inch - i had a valve but it was the type that screwed in with no flange so was hard to tighten

    john b
     
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    Use loctite thread string. Works every time.
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