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bdw2677 10-20-2008 09:29 PM

shut off valves on cast iron radiators
 
I recently purchased a house which has cast iron radiators. I have a few in rooms which are unused (porch and garage). I want to turn these completely off. I turned the shut off valves all the way off, but there is still water coming through and heating the room. I was told that older valves won't close completely. Can I switch to newer valves which will stop all water flow. Thanks.

TazinCR 10-20-2008 09:32 PM

You can install new brass gate or ball valves.

bdw2677 10-21-2008 08:07 PM

Thanks for the reply. I think ball valves would work just right


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