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CabinConnection 12-04-2009 09:26 AM

Looking For A Radiator Gland Nut
 
Howdy,

New to this forum, but in looking around seems like a great place!

I'm trying to find a gland nut to fit a radiator valve. House is about 85 years old, and I think this is the original valve.

Ideally would like to source just the nut, but if I need to get a complete valve, I'd salvage the nut itself. Nut looks to be about 1" flat to flat, with the stem being just under 1/2".

Thanks for any help!

Al

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Scuba_Dave 12-04-2009 10:04 AM

With the corrosion you are probably looking at replacing the whole valve
I went to replace one of mine & the newer valves did not match up with my existing valve
I would have needed to try to remove parts from the radiator (50's)
I decided it wasn't worth the possible problem of breaking a part off
I do not turn them on/off & mine was not in as bad a condition as yours

beenthere 12-04-2009 10:27 AM

Splitting that bonnet nut comes from over tightening it. Due to the packing having worn out.
So on your other ones, that have to be tightened a lot. Replace their packing, and you won't have this problem with them.

You'll be hard pressed to find a bonnet nut for it. New valves aren't made anywhere close to the same. And those nuts where never really made as replacement items.

RickyBobby 12-04-2009 02:36 PM

I recently had the exact same problem and could not find that nut anywhere. Even went to the one plumbing store that carries everything and they said you cannot buy them as individual units.

Ended up buying replacement valves which installed easily.....once I broke loose the old ones. As Scuba said though, you have to be very careful with them as to not break something off inside the radiator.


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