Back with another question, tried to search the forums and found some answers but want to make sure it's correct before I make any mistakes.
Background: we have a leaking radiator in one of our rooms, it's leaking from the press fit connection between the plates (sorry, forget the right term for this fitting) - which after reading the book sounds like it's a big gamble and a pain to try and fix. The radiator is too small for the room anyway so I'm working on replacing it.
My question involves the height of the radiator connection relative to the valve on the riser. The one I want to replace is quite short (picture 1) compared to some of our others (picture 2 as an example of "normal" in the house). The radiator I found I wanted to purchase looks like it may be even higher (picture 3). I know I will need a new valve since the valve/spud are unique and I was wondering if I can just get some sort of adapter to raise the valve to the appropriate height, and then shim the radiator if I need fine adjustments to connect?
Pictures of old radiator are attached too (pictures 4, 5 and 6) and potential replacement are attached as well (picture 7 & 8).