Leaking Cast Iron Radiator Valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by roger-bernhardt, 28 Apr 2011.

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    One of our cast iron radiators has a leak underneath where the handle goes into the valve. The handle turns loosely but the handles on the other radiators are stiff. Is there anything I can do myself to fix this? Or at least stop it from leaking over the bank holiday. Thanks.

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    Tighten nut immediately below knob.
     
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    Thanks, but what kind of tool would I tighten it with? It only protrudes a mm or two below the plastic handle and feels circular.
     
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    Remove the control knob along with brass shroud , once removed you will see the leak between spindle/stuffing box nut , just nip up till tight.
     
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    Thanks. The shroud looks like it might be welded on. Is it safe to force it off?
     
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    it`s probably screwed on :idea:
     
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