How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?
Answered by SWB Heating & Gas Services
1st August 2021
SWB Heating & Gas Services answered the question "How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?"
You generally would need a bleed key to bleed a radiator. Although some newer radiators have a slot for a flat head screwdriver so you you can turn that the same way as you would a bleed key. Be careful not to unwind all the way out though as it can be very difficult to get back in once water is passing through.
Answered by Task Legends
23rd January 2021
Task Legends answered the question "How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?"
if the bleed valve has a slot then a suitably sized screwdriver should suffice, if not then a pair of spanners on the blanking cap and loosen slowly making sure a towel is underneath just incase of any excess drips (which I do not recommend doing but as a last resort and to get air out quicker, just try not to flood the place!)
Answered by Around To
31st March 2020
Around To answered the question "How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?"
All radiators should come with bleed valves, they can sometimes be tricky to find, behind a cover or on the back of a panel instead of the usual place on the end. Some will have a slot as opposed to a square or hexagonal vent in which case a flathead screw driver can be used. However, if you don’t have a key they are a cheap purchase from almost any hardware retailer and usually no more that £1. If in doubt or it is seized then call a professional as leaks caused by accidental damage can be more costly than calling in someone who knows what they are doing.
Answered by Hilton Heating
2nd March 2020
Hilton Heating answered the question "How to bleed a radiator without a key / bleed valve?"
some radiators have a slot on the bleed point this can use used instead of a bleed key. if the system has no bleed valves you would require a plumber to install valves onto your radiator to make it possible to bleed the system. the valves are generally cheap and can be installed to most radiators.