Cold radiators?  2 decent quality solid brass very well reviewed radiator keys (sent Royal Mail, First Class) 99p delivered eBay / bedbustersuk
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Cold radiators? 2 decent quality solid brass very well reviewed radiator keys (sent Royal Mail, First Class) 99p delivered eBay / bedbustersuk

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Found 26th Dec 2017
Sort out those radiators with the cold tops to them:

2x Solid Brass Radiator Keys (excellent quality - see reviews)

Fast Free Delivery - Royal Mail, First Class


Fitment

The solid brass radiator keys are manufactured with a square opening
The square fitment fits most of radiators & is ideal for bleeding your radiators.


Specification

Item is polished brass
Square opening fitment
Easy to grip & use
Robust quality
Fits most radiators

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Just bought one of these for £1.50 from local hardware shop. Ah well.
Hot ... Or will gdt your room hot if your radiator needs bleeding
hot.

I have to keep bleeding my bleedin' radiators because they keep getting air-pockets in them. Anyone know why this could be?
Heat added (literally!) Needed these so thanks for sharing with the reviews
Tnx op
Great little find, thanks
Thanks, ordered
Thanks, these thing alway get lost alway good to have spares
Bought some of these earlier in the year. Due to the bevel at the end, sometimes they don't fit properly and slip. As they are brass, it's easy enough to file the end so there is more actual gripping surface on the bleed nipple.
Same as 'gazjon' above, they don't fit properly, but have not tried filing the end, so thanks for that tip!
Ordered. Thanks OP
Have some heat. Been after these for a while. Great price, thanks OP
Bestbitter1 h, 42 m ago

Same as 'gazjon' above, they don't fit properly, but have not tried filing …Same as 'gazjon' above, they don't fit properly, but have not tried filing the end, so thanks for that tip!



Lol, I binned the tip. It was brass filings
Does anyone know if these can be used to open big recycle bins (outside the one on roads by councils) mine are always locked!
iz12345678914 m ago

Does anyone know if these can be used to open big recycle bins (outside …Does anyone know if these can be used to open big recycle bins (outside the one on roads by councils) mine are always locked!

Don't forget to add, "I'm asking on behalf of a friend"
Cyrus5 h, 2 m ago

hot. I have to keep bleeding my bleedin' radiators because they keep …hot. I have to keep bleeding my bleedin' radiators because they keep getting air-pockets in them. Anyone know why this could be?


How old are the radiators? When was the system last dosed with inhibitor? Do any of your radiators have colder areas around the middle at the bottom? Can you hear rushing noises at the pump?
iz12345678953 m ago

Does anyone know if these can be used to open big recycle bins (outside …Does anyone know if these can be used to open big recycle bins (outside the one on roads by councils) mine are always locked!


Be the trojan horse!
qbs52 m ago

How old are the radiators? When was the system last dosed with inhibitor? …How old are the radiators? When was the system last dosed with inhibitor? Do any of your radiators have colder areas around the middle at the bottom? Can you hear rushing noises at the pump?


I hear a rushing noise. Even after bleeding the radiator. What could be the problem?!
madel7940 m ago

I hear a rushing noise. Even after bleeding the radiator. What could be …I hear a rushing noise. Even after bleeding the radiator. What could be the problem?!


The rushing noise is air in the system. Is your pump multispeed? Answers to other questions would be helpful.
qbs1 h, 43 m ago

How old are the radiators? When was the system last dosed with inhibitor? …How old are the radiators? When was the system last dosed with inhibitor? Do any of your radiators have colder areas around the middle at the bottom? Can you hear rushing noises at the pump?


I get rid of the cold spots by bleeding, but the air gets in again.
Radiators are over 15 years old but the boiler was changed only 1 month ago (albeit by monkeys)
Can hear rushing water occasionally. Pressure on boiler is low but not in red.
Cyrus11 m ago

I get rid of the cold spots by bleeding, but the air gets in …I get rid of the cold spots by bleeding, but the air gets in again.Radiators are over 15 years old but the boiler was changed only 1 month ago (albeit by monkeys)Can hear rushing water occasionally. Pressure on boiler is low but not in red.


I take it the cold spots you get rid of are at the top. Cold at the bottom is sludge, which you could have in 15 year old radiators depending on where you live/water type and whether the systems been dosed with inhibitor. The occasional rushing is air circulating. If you only had the boiler changed 1 month ago, you may well find that if you keep bleeding the radiators daily for another week or so, you'll get rid of the remaining air pockets. Did the "monkeys" flush your system when they installed the new boiler? Did they add inhibitor?
Every time you bleed off air, you'll lose a bit of system pressure, so you'll need to top it up at some point.
Good for 2
or you can buy 5 for 2.91 ebay.co.uk/itm…tLZ


or even 10 for 3.74
ebay.co.uk/itm…5Jx

I buy at least 10 / year to leave with customers who don't have a brass key & ask about bleeding. these butterfly wings are far more comfortable than the T-bar.
qbs1 h, 23 m ago

The rushing noise is air in the system. Is your pump multispeed? Answers …The rushing noise is air in the system. Is your pump multispeed? Answers to other questions would be helpful.


Hi there I don’t think my pump is multi speed. How can I find out? Radiators are about 5 years old. Thanks a lot for your help
qbs1 h, 9 m ago

I take it the cold spots you get rid of are at the top. Cold at the bottom …I take it the cold spots you get rid of are at the top. Cold at the bottom is sludge, which you could have in 15 year old radiators depending on where you live/water type and whether the systems been dosed with inhibitor. The occasional rushing is air circulating. If you only had the boiler changed 1 month ago, you may well find that if you keep bleeding the radiators daily for another week or so, you'll get rid of the remaining air pockets. Did the "monkeys" flush your system when they installed the new boiler? Did they add inhibitor?Every time you bleed off air, you'll lose a bit of system pressure, so you'll need to top it up at some point.



I was not around when they changed the boiler but I was told only the boiler was replaced so no cleaning out the radiators. Not sure if there's an inhibitor ...
Can never have too many! Thanks for posting 😁
Sell these in home bargains for 79p. But decent price if you don't want to have to venture out
Thanks OP. Ordered
madel791 h, 36 m ago

Hi there I don’t think my pump is multi speed. How can I find out? R …Hi there I don’t think my pump is multi speed. How can I find out? Radiators are about 5 years old. Thanks a lot for your help


Easiest way is to get make and model off the pump itself and search online. If it is multispeed, try dropping the speed by one level.
Cyrus1 h, 34 m ago

I was not around when they changed the boiler but I was told only the …I was not around when they changed the boiler but I was told only the boiler was replaced so no cleaning out the radiators. Not sure if there's an inhibitor ...


If it was only done a month ago, I'd be getting the "monkeys" back. It would have been sensible to flush the system before replacing the boiler, but you could still use something like this to clean the system followed by inhibitor.
Cyrus10 h, 15 m ago

hot. I have to keep bleeding my bleedin' radiators because they keep …hot. I have to keep bleeding my bleedin' radiators because they keep getting air-pockets in them. Anyone know why this could be?



Probably a leak somewhere. Have you checked the pressure lately?
agarioDZclan34 m ago

Probably a leak somewhere. Have you checked the pressure lately?


It's difficult to see how air can get into a pressurised system due to a leak as it's always at a positive pressure.
qbs48 m ago

It's difficult to see how air can get into a pressurised system due to a …It's difficult to see how air can get into a pressurised system due to a leak as it's always at a positive pressure.

Might be hydrogen.
66p each from Amazon with free delivery albeit as an add-on item. You don't need two unless you want to give one away or sell one (which would be really sad);

I'm having a problem with just one radiator in our system.

It sounds like trickling water inside the radiator. And whilst it heats up it is cold to the touch all the way down on one side (rather than just cold at the bottom and hot at the top). The other side is red hot.

Anyone have a clue what is happening "inside"?
and the 4th hottest boxing day deal is a couple of radiator keys. give me strength.
jsoap3 h, 1 m ago

Might be hydrogen.


Or hydrogen sulphide.
bemad56 m ago

I'm having a problem with just one radiator in our system.It sounds like …I'm having a problem with just one radiator in our system.It sounds like trickling water inside the radiator. And whilst it heats up it is cold to the touch all the way down on one side (rather than just cold at the bottom and hot at the top). The other side is red hot.Anyone have a clue what is happening "inside"?


You say all the way down one side. Is this a double radiator and one panel's hot and the other cold?
Toolstation always 49p each, don't understand the hype about this deal.

toolstation.com/sho…405
bemad2 h, 21 m ago

I'm having a problem with just one radiator in our system.It sounds like …I'm having a problem with just one radiator in our system.It sounds like trickling water inside the radiator. And whilst it heats up it is cold to the touch all the way down on one side (rather than just cold at the bottom and hot at the top). The other side is red hot.Anyone have a clue what is happening "inside"?


Needs bleeding
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