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How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?

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Answered by Around to

31st March 2020

Around to answered the question "How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?"

All radiators should come with bleed valves, they can sometimes be tricky to find, behind a cover or on the back of a panel instead of the usual place on the end. Some will have a slot as opposed to a square or hexagonal vent in which case a flathead screw driver can be used. However, if you don’t have a key they are a cheap purchase from almost any hardware retailer and usually no more that £1. If in doubt or it is seized then call a professional as leaks caused by accidental damage can be more costly than calling in someone who knows what they are doing.

Answered by Hilton Heating

2nd March 2020

Hilton Heating answered the question "How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?"

some radiators have a slot on the bleed point this can use used instead of a bleed key. if the system has no bleed valves you would require a plumber to install valves onto your radiator to make it possible to bleed the system. the valves are generally cheap and can be installed to most radiators.

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