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need to replace two valves, and drain system down. DIY job or get someone in

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by robpeake, 3 Aug 2021.

  1. robpeake

    robpeake

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    afternoon all, last winter i had a couple of radiator valves that started weeping, one had been the year before and i put a small cup under them with the plan on changing them. I understand its a drain the whole system down, i have a drain plug on the rad in the utility room that i can use.
    I haven't bought any valves yet but will have a look on screwfix or toolstation for the right ones.

    the radiator tank in the loft has a bit of flimsy wood so no lid as such and its full of gunk, so i was going to wet and dry hoover all that out then try to drain it dowm.

    i'm ok with DIY after watching a few how too's is this the tpe of thing for a DIYer or call ina plumber. my worries are, i drain it down and get a air blockage or worse, some crap in the system blocks it up, and the trying to undo the valves and twisting them or breaking them
     

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    The carp in the system is the biggie to avoid- good call on the wet & dry vac.
    Key to not destroying stuff is at least 2 good wrenches- one to hold the valve/whatever steady against the loosening/tightening force you'll be applying with the other.
     
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