It is common to hear that we do not become a plumber. Changing a radiator valve is yet within the reach of everyone. It just needs to be meticulous and investing in some equipment. A leak in a faucet? Or you want to replace your old radiator valve by a thermostatic model to save money? With pliers, a little dope and tow you can easily overcome this problem.

The removal of the old radiator valve

The first step is to purge the radiator. Using pliers, simply loosen the bolts upstream and downstream of the valve, without forgetting to place a basin underneath in case he would remain a little water in the circuit. If the radiator is painted, it may happen that there also paint on the nuts. Just then lightly scrape it to release the bolts.

Ensure a good seal to the radiator tap

After brushing the tip of the pipe with a wire brush to ensure a good seal, you can generously spread the sealant to the outlet end and the tip of the supply pipe. Then you wrap the tow (available in all DIY stores) in the clockwise ever watch on the supply pipe. It remains only to screw the new thermostatic valve with the bolts tightening properly. On arrival in the water heater, it is best to check for some time that it is not leaking. If that is the case, just tighten the bolts. And voila.