Pegler Terrier Lockshield Valve 15mm
Not cheap but good design
Not a cheap valve but the design allows you to bleed the radiator alone which can be very useful when doing work or filling up with chemicals in future. I wish all valves had this design in future. Would recommend you free up the bleed valve first before installation as they can be very stiff.
29 Dec 2014
Bought these as replacements where I had removed existing rads for decorating, slightly pricey.
Ok so the originals had been in for 16yrs, the drain off screw plug was seized up, when I eventually freed it and drained off. I then refitted and refilled it, and started leaking out of the top of the drain off.
Hence buying the replacements.
This may be a common issue, but the actual idea is good.
18 Nov 2014
Pegler Lockshield Valve
I have used this product before.
It is solidly built compared to cheaper brands.
10 Nov 2014
Great idea, Disappointing
I thought this was a great idea. I fitted one a couple of years ago. Recently I came to change the radiator, and tried to drain it. I could not make it budge, and have now only succeeded in rounding off the square drive (using a brass radiator key).
Eventually I drained the radiator in the time honoured way by loosening the union connector.
Even after removing the valve I can't get the drain plug to move, despite 24 hour soak in WD40. There's no sign of corrosion, no lime-scale (this is a soft water area).
21 Nov 2013