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Replacement Radiator Valve Caps

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Doug99, 7 Jun 2014.

  1. Doug99

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    Hi All,

    Having recently replaced a couple of rads, I've been looking to replace all my rad valve caps which have all become discoloured or broken over the years.

    Can anyone recommend a cap which will last? I've seen a couple online with mixed reviews.

    I've seen some which 'snap on' and one which is attached to the spindle by an allen screw. For what they are they all seem to be pricey so want to get it right first time as I will need 20 caps in total.

    Cheers
     
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    Afraid I have tried several replacement caps they seem to be made of the cheapest weakest plastic around and snap off a quickly as they snap on!
    Together with the fact that many old valves are stiff and that's why the old one went.
     
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    Good luck finding ones that will actually fit! Dont buy 20 at once unless you can return them if not correct!
     
  5. Doug99

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    Just bought a couple of these keykaps

    www.keykaps.co.uk

    Made of sturdy plastic and have a rubber washer inside to slip over the spindle. Not designed to turn the valve, but serves my purpose.
     
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