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  1. Simon42

    Simon42 New Member

    I have a dripping valve on my towel rail, but when I removed the cartridge it doesn't seem to be the standard one, and I don't know how to find a replacement.
    I'll attach a photo. Any help welcome.

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  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    This may be a wind up. But if not then can we have a picture of the valve on the towel rail.
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    need to replace the whole valves not the same as tap cartridges
     
  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Did you see where is was going with this?:D
     
  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    yep
     
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  6. Simon42

    Simon42 New Member

    Are you saying that even though it's dripping from the end of the brass bit, where the moving spindle meets the fixed part of the brass body, that you can't just replace this bit, and have to change the whole valve, body and all?
    I actually swapped it in the live system, for one of a different design but that had the same thread, which works but probably only because I never actually turn that radiator off.
    If I had to replace the whole valve, I'd have to drain all the upstairs system that I couldn't otherwise isolate :-(
     
  7. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What’s the system?
     
  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Now I am confident this is a wind up.
     
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  9. Simon42

    Simon42 New Member

    This is a serious question, that I thought you folks would be able to answer in a second with "oh that's a valve type X, go here pay a tenna, do your slightly mad live system swap back and job done".
    This would surely be the world's most boring wind up ever.
    I am clearly missing something.
    I'll add some pictures.
     
  10. Simon42

    Simon42 New Member

    This is what it looked like originally.

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  11. Simon42

    Simon42 New Member

    And this is what the one I replaced looks like now (which is also dripping).

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  12. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Please take a photo end on of the valve you removed in photo 1
     
  13. Simon42

    Simon42 New Member

    Hope one of these is what you are after.

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  14. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Correct need to replace the whole straight rad valve

    Also are you using them often eg turning it on and off ?
     
  15. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Plumber Top Contributor!!

    If it's leaking up the spindle you could strip it down (as you have but also remove the horseshoe clip and push out the spindle)
    Replace/grease up with silicone grease any o-rings you find and re-assemble the valve. The problem you will have, as always, is getting the correct size o-rings - but if you do it will be as good as new.
     
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