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Replacing bleed valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by New2DIY123, 20 Oct 2021.

  1. New2DIY123

    New2DIY123

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    I've replaced the radiator bleed valve. I didn't have any PTFE tape so I just screwed it in. I noticed when I went to bleed it. The entire valve turns. I tried to tighten it but it's turns when I try to bleed it. What can I do now? Isolate and use the PTFE? Or do I need something else?
     
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    Tighten it with a spanner. Then hold it with spanner whilst opening valve with a key. The valve has probably been overtightened with the key.
    By the way there should be a rubber seal between the rad and valve body ,is there one ?
     
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    Thank you terryplumb. Your answer helped. The valve points towards the wall and I initially used a spanner which was for bigger valves. I used a smaller spanner and now I could actually tighten the valve fully. I tested bleeding it few times and it was fine.
     
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