Traditional Towel Radiator Valve Straight (2 Pack) is rated
Rated 4 out of
Good traditional looking valves
Only in 15mm.
Fast and efficient service from Toolstation as usual.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 3 out of
I bought these for a customer, to replace very similar towel rad valves. Usually, there are two sizes for the nuts which fit onto the fittings into the rad. These valves looked like they'd fit the existing valves, so the fittings into the rad wouldn't need to be disturbed. They did fit onto the existing fittings into the rad, but for the first time I've, the nuts at the bottom of the valve weren't compatible with the old nuts (standard) which were left on the copper pipes supplying the rad. Luckily, I managed to remove the olives on the pipes without damaging the pipe, so it wasn't a problem, but if the olives hadn't been removable, I'd have been stuffed - there wasn't sufficient spare pipe to cut off and re-work without going under a tiled floor.
Quite why these valves do not fit onto existing standard 15mm nuts, on the supply pipes, is beyond me. I've probably replaced around 1000 rad valves in my time, and *never* had this problem before.
The valves worked as expected once fitted. They were a fair price. Cannot comment on reliability, but assume to be good.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of
Great item and and excellent looking
Date published: 2017-05-16