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    Hello everybody! I would like to know anyone's opinion on good quality thermostatic radiator valves. I have been fitting Honeywell VT117e valves for years and cannot fault them but I have a customer who does not want these as they think they are too bulky. Any suggestions?

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    Drayton TRV 4 if you want to spend the money. I'm fitting Bulldog ones now though as people don't want to splash out and they seem reasonable quality.
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    Mistral TRV lockshield sets are relatively cheap and are branded as yorkshire so are good quality.

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    No contest Drayton - all day long. Some of the other types can rock up when not
    fiddled with during the long hot summer.

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    Mistral TRV lockshield sets are relatively cheap and are branded as yorkshire so are good quality.
    I like these too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centralheatking View Post
    No contest Drayton - all day long. Some of the other types can rock up when not
    fiddled with during the long hot summer.

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    mmmm, your obviously are not old enough to remember the Mark 0,1,2,3 valves (& I am sure there was more), If ever there was an example of something made to look nice & then throw lots of money at advertising it (even on TV) when it did not work properly this is it. I got taken In twice before before I wised up. Spent many a happy hour going around smacking the stuck down pins with a flat file. Funny how things like that can put you off a produce isn't it !!!!
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    TOO OLD ! I AM 54 we used a ball peen hammer, used to go when customer was out
    do job and charge for our knowledge !!!!!!!!!!!!!I used
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    mmmm, your obviously are not old enough to remember the Mark 0,1,2,3 valves (& I am sure there was more), If ever there was an example of something made to look nice & then throw lots of money at advertising it (even on TV) when it did not work properly this is it. I got taken In twice before before I wised up. Spent many a happy hour going around smacking the stuck down pins with a flat file. Funny how things like that can put you off a produce isn't it !!!!
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    I use ,westherms. Cheap and got a five year warranty. Never had one stick either.

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    honeywell, drayton, danfoss, bulldog/pegler for a few names. the really cheap one are pants same with the lockshields.
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    I prefer draytons, but in reality I use the cheapest ones I can get to keep the price down as customers dont seem to understand a quality product costs more.

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    Bulldog, give me no problem and seem to be good value for money.
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    Danfoss RAS-C for me, good quality valve at a reasonable price. Used a lot of honeywells (eaga) only downside is they look a bit pants, good valve though. Draytons are overpriced tat, they seem to be the favortites for sticking.

    The old vaillant TRV's seemed to go on forever!
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