Before I go into a plumbers merchant(s) and ask, with the possibility of
been laughed out of the shop! Is it possible to buy replacement radiator
wheelheads and lockshield covers for radiator valves, (not TRV). I have
looked at Screwfix, BES and Toolstation but they don't appear to stock them.
I have only ever seen two different shapes to the spindle tops, either
square or an oblong shape with rounded ends, mine are the oblong shape, so
will any cover with this shape fit? I obviously cannot take my valves with
me to the shop to try them! I realise I could buy the valves and use the
covers but as I need 10 of each, I would be left with 10 new valves with no
heads or covers.
Most valves are supplied with *two* caps - a handwheel and a lockshield
cover - so that they can be used for either. This means that 50% of the caps
must get thrown away. If you can chat up a friendly plumber who's installing
10 rads, you might persuade him to throw them in your direction.
Thanks for the reply, but I cannot take a sample in. It is a house I have
just bought and non of the radiators have wheels or locksheilds on them. I
never noticed they were missing during my pre purchase visits. I have heard
of sellers taking lightbulbs but never radiator wheels!!
That's extraordinary - if you know for certain they (or even some) were
there when you viewed, then contact your solicitor.
I agree with Set Square about finding a tame plumber - they do accumulate an
awful lot of potentially useful stuff...!
Alternatively a good builders merchant, used to dealing with the trade,
could prob help.
The tricky bit may be getting all 10 (or 20) to match - but maybe that isn't
Out of curiosity, I just googled "spare lockshield" uk and got this
With a further mix of likely words, you may come up with some more
Keep us posted...?
Think it's highly unlikely TBH. In my "useful box" I have quite a few
old covers, which I've tried to fit on various radiators where these
were lacking, without success. In other words, I think they are
Have a digital camera? I have used the macro function in the past to get a
close up of something detailed I may have needed then printed it out and
taken it to the shop to show them what I required. If the photo is of a
decent quality and sharpness then that would be a good starting point.
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