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Stuck radiator valves

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Timabc, 12 Dec 2008.

  1. Timabc

    Timabc

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    Hi,

    The valves both sides of the upstairs radiator are stuck fully open and so the radiator is red hot whilst the rest of the radiators in the house are a reasonable temperature. I've taken the valve caps off and tried turning the valves with a pair of pliers but no luck. Has anyone got any suggestions?

    Thanks..
     
  2. skowi187

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    replace the valves even if you did manage to turn them down chances are they jhave been stuck in that position for so long that they will leak anyhow.
     
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    It will be the gland material that is stopping them. If you unscrew the gland nut a little it might help. I doubt if pliers will give enough grip, a pair of small stilsons would be better. Also make sure you don't turn anticlockwise if they're already open.
     
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    Put some wd40 on them, leave for 20mins and retry.
     
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