This Re:Fine video shows you how to fit a thermostatic radiator valve.
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Fitting a Thermostatic Radiator Valve
My Thermostatic Radiator Valve can be fitted to most of your radiators. This will give you an individual temperature control for each room which can result in lower bills.
First, drain the Essential Heating System and open the valve on the radiator. To remove the valve, two wrenches will be needed, one to steady the valve and one to undo the tail. This avoids any unnecessary strain on the valve or pipework. Always use a rug as there’s usually a bit of water left in the pipework. Bear in mind that some thermostatic radiator valves are not compatible with the radiator valve tails. If this is the case, it will have to be removed. Remove all the components, check to see if it fits on the flow or return. Assemble the valve and tail. Decide which way fitting is preferred following the manufacturer’s guidelines. You’ll need to wrap waterproof tape around the thread of the fitting, a good quantity will be required as this will help to make a water tight seal. Now, fit and tighten as before. Apply some sealing paste to both threads on the valve. Reassemble and finally, tighten up with the wrenches. Use the second pair to steady any movements or prevent any strain to the valve or pipework. Secure the head of the valve and refer to manufacturer’s guidelines on temperature control.