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A lockshield valve is a simple device used to control the flow of water in and out of your heating system. In most cases, you can control it with a central thermostat, but attenuating the thermostatic valve of your radiator (the one with dialed numbers) works to the same effect. Once balanced, test that they are heated at an equal rate by turning them off and then back on again!
Whether you need to fix, build, create or learn, eHow gives you practical solutions to the problems life throws at you. On frigid winter nights, there’s nothing worse than a stubbornly cold radiator with no apparent fix. Thermostatic radiator valves use wax, liquid, or gas-filled capsules that contract and expand to move the insert to open and close the valve accordingly.
When a radiator valve is turned clockwise, it screws the spindle down over the pipe end of the valve until the back seating surface is pressed down, which stops the water from flowing into the radiator.
Every home should have a radiator bleed key for bleeding radiators (and sometimes venting) for if and when they ever need to.But to balance your radiators as quickly and smoothly as possible, it’s best to have these items handy.
With all radiator valves, truing anticlockwise opens the valve, while turning it clockwise closes the valve. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to bleed your radiator, or you can simply watch one of our OVO engineers guide you through the steps in this video.
Para enviarnos tus inquietudes, ideas o simplemente saber más acerca de Cuida Tu Dinero, escríbenos aquí. Balancing radiators is the process of using the lockshield valves to regulate the water flow to each radiator to ensure that they all heat up at the same time.