Leak from Bleed Valve

11 Sep 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi Guys,

Leak from bleed valve on radiator, tightening does not stop this leak. Rad is about 5 years old.

Can these be replaced? Assume good old PTFE wont be any good on this part?

Any thoughts very welcome.

Many thanks
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is it the normal vent plug,chrome and pin in middle,is it the actual plug or pin leaking ,either turn both ends off get a bowl and towel,take it out and ptfe will do the job
If the bleeding screw is in a plug, just replace the whole plug. If the screw is fitted directly in the rad, like barlo and wickes, you are pretty much snookered
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Managed to sort this out, thanks for the advice.

Thought this might amuse you lot.... house has a combi boiler, went to top up, found the filling loop which was still attached to boiler :rolleyes: then found that due to previous problems with the boiler losing pressure and needing to be topped up frequently, the plumber fitted a stop cock from the cold feed straight to the filling loop to make things easier for home owner :eek:

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