Towel Rail Valves

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  1. Jibbs

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    Hello all
    I'm having a problem assembling a towel rail i have purchased from screwfix. The instructions are of no use at all and i am desperate to resolve this. Here is a picture below. Also, the flow and return pipe in the house is 10mm micropipe and the rad valve is 15mm. Would soldering 15mm to 10mm reducers be a good idea? I think its the only option available lol.

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    You could use 15-10m compression olives instead of soldering.
     
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    Sorry, compression brass reducing olive/insert.

    In you picture, there is a chrome tail that has a 15 thread on it and a 15mm spigot/bar on the other end. Wrap ptfe tap around the 15mm thread clockwise. Then screw this end into the open tail female thread at the bottom of the rad , exposing only the spigot or 15bar. The valves with nut and olive then slides onto this bar, the pipe work enters the bottom part of the valve , and then tighten both nuts. On my towel rad, the head of the valve faces out towards me if head on to he rad , and the pipe work is buried in the wall behind he tiles.

    Does this help?
     
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    Okay so your saying that the spigot/15bar part is just like doing a compression fit on 15mm copper pipe with a nut and olive?
     
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    Okay so your saying that the spigot/15bar part is just like doing a compression fit on 15mm copper pipe with a nut and olive?
     
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    Correct. The nut and copper olive should slide onto it and the bar should then slide into the rad valve. Then tighten
     
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    He is. Well, if he isn't, he should be. ;)
     
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    Thank you very much for your advice Springbok :D
     
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    Cool, good luck.
     
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