Remove a radiator with only one valve

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Hi; I have a radiator upstairs that I want to move and therefore need to shut off temporarily. Most of the radiators in the house, including this one only have one valve, the other side has a big chrome nut.
The heating system is gravity fed and they are 1960's single panel rads
I assume without two valves I will need to drain the system, which is fine, but if I then cap both ends can I refill the system or will I need to connect the pipes. The reason I want to refill, is because there will be a two week gap between taking the old rad off, and installing the new one. In that time I'd rather have some heating in the rest of the house!
thanks
 
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Is your central heating a one pipe or two pipe set up ? The latter would be ok to cap off both pipes for a couple of weeks. The former would need a connection between the two.
 
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