Re: Draining the Central Heating - Advice Needed

On Mon, 8 Sep 2003 19:18:19 +0100, "Nigel"

You may not need to drain the system. With some motorised valves the actuator assembly comes off the valve head and can be replaced without undoing the pipework. If it is one of those then you may well find that it is the actuator assembly that is at fault, not the valve itself. Makes it easy to replace the faulty component.
Have you tried taking the head off the motorised valve to see?
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Thanks for the useful advice. No this valve burns a motor head out in a couple of months. (it's had three heads in the last year!) With the actuator off, I tried turning the spigot with a spanner. It was very stiff, so i reckon the valve itself needs replacing.
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Nigel
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