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My radiator has no bleed valve, what do I do?

Trapped air in your pipes and radiators can cause problems such as unbalanced heating. It’s not always easy to locate the valves to release that trapped air. Not all radiators have a bleed valve on the side of the radiator. Some of the older styles have them on the back of the panel.

radiator-bleed-nipple

Check here first, if this is the case, you may need a special vent key such as the one shown below.

radiator-bleed-valve-tool

 

If there is nothing at the back, then you might have the scenario pictured below, where a plumber or engineer has carried out a repair and left a nipple where the vent should be.

radiator-bleed-nipple

 

If you are ever in doubt then call us for advice!