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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:36 pm 
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[quote][/quote]Hiya I hope you can help.

I have no knowledge of plumbing and radiators but can understand basic instructions so please keep it simple!

In my living room which is downstairs, I have a radiator which I understand is called something like a twin value radiator and it's an old style radiator and difficult to replace etc.

I am renting this house and will not be replacing it or hiring anyone to do any work on it so please don't advise anything that will cost me money!

The radiator is very very hot and I have no choice but to put my leather sofa in front of it because of the layout of the room and where the radiator is. So I have to leave a foot gap or I will burn the leather on the sofa.

Please can someone explain to me what both of the valves/pipes do, what will happen if I turn either of the valves and advise me on if I can turn this radiator off without affecting the heating in the rest of the house. For info my boiler is in the airing cupboard upstairs, and all other radiators are the newer versions with valves at both ends and I can control the heat levels of those by turning the knob.

Thank you!

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Pictures speak a thousand words.

In the mean time have you tried adjusting either valve?

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This video will explain better than I ever could

@Someone else it's about balancing the system more than adjusting one valve...

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