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Noel or Steamhead...HELP!

DaveGateway Member Posts: 568
Just crank on it with a big pipe wrench. Did one today that's 80 + years old. No problems removing/reinstalling, but found plenty of SLUDGE...
Hope this helps.


  • Jeff_17
    Jeff_17 Member Posts: 99
    Valves on steam radiator

    Hi Wetheads,
    I am repalcing a steam radiator in my entry hall with another vintage , column Victorian one. Question is this...it is a one-pipe steam....The rad is piped for 1 1/4 inch connection at valve....BUT old valve is 1 1/2 inch connection. (of course, the ONLY one in the house that way...I wonder why?) Any ideas as to how to connect the two without a BIG hassle? I already read about removing the stem at the bottom of the radiator and know it is almost impossible.
  • Al Learner
    Al Learner Member Posts: 4
    getting radiator spuds out

    Try cutting from the inside of the spud out to the cast iron tapping taking care not to cut into the cast iron. Make two cuts, one at 12:00, the other at 3:00. Take a hammer and chisel, smack the small cut piece of brass out of the taping, take a pair of large channel lock pliers and squeeze the remaining spud piece and it will spin right out of the tapping of the radiator. Install your new valve and you are back in business. You can also do this to bushings as well. Lennox 618R blades or 610R blades work very nicely.
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