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Weird bleed valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gossamer, 18 Oct 2019.

  1. Gossamer

    Gossamer

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    evening.
    Trying to bleed a rad and the valve is behind the radiator top left and is a weird shape.
    Any ideas what it is and how I bleed the rad?
    Cheers.


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  2. ianmcd

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    new rad time
     
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  3. The Novice

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    I concur with @ianmcd, try and bleed that and it might carry on :eek: (as in leak). It also looks like it’s been siliconed at some point?
     
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  5. Gossamer

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    I need to do something as it's banging !
     
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    Give it a wire brush and take a clearer pic, it looks like an early 70's stelrad triangular bleeder,
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    Try opening that and your unlikely to get it to close again and will all end in tears.

    As others have said change the radiator.
     
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  8. Gossamer

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    Thanks all. I think its dead, it looks rough and I really don't fancy getting that bleed valve open.
     
  9. Gossamer

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    That looks like it, albeit maybe mine is distorted?
     
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