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cannot turn shutoff valve on steam radiator

I cannot turn the shutoff value on an old steam radiator. I have tried wd40 but still not luck. Any ideas? thanks!


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,907

    softly softly catchee monkey... I have encountered packless valves which haven't been turned in years... which have responded to very gentle pressure (twist) with a well padded pipe wrench. As a last resort. That type of valve does not seem to respond to lubrication. Be prepared to replace it, though... if your version of gentle and its version disagree
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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