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  1. Richard Skerritt

    Richard Skerritt New Member

    Hi guys
    I have a leak as per pic 1 and looks like new valve is needed.
    Obtained a new one but wary bout unscrewing bottom - pic 2 shows valve, as this feeds straight from the copper pipe which is the water.. I assume I can use stop cock to halt supply, but im more Interested that has a plumber got the tools that's needed to not damage pipework before unscrewing and then screwing new one on which will be sealed correctly? Thanks guy's


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  2. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    It will need a drain down to change it a pro plumber may be able to lock the system up and swap it but i would not advise you doing it yourself . Cheers kop
  3. 1Steven

    1Steven Plumber GSR

    Yes drain down needed.
  4. Richard Skerritt

    Richard Skerritt New Member

    Thanks guy's. This only happened after I removed the rad due to a rawplug coming loose from wall which then got fixed. I was OK removing the top nut to just enable me to empty the rad. But looking again at that slow drip you can see, is a replacement valve the only solution?
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  5. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber

    If it isn't dripping more than a drop or two, you might find it will fur up and seize if you are in a hard-water area, particularly once the heating season starts. Then it won't drip any more. Not what I would recommend, but if you are really skint...
  6. Richard Skerritt

    Richard Skerritt New Member

    Hi, yes I did think that once the heating was on more it may fur up- but I think the drip is about a medicine syringe measure in about 2/3 days... I have bought a new valve but of course it looks like a Pro Plumber is needed to actually fit it.. :-(
  7. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber

    My feeling is that is probably slow enough to fur up. And yes, agree with others you will need a plumber to fit the new valve.
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