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    • LynnLegend
    • By LynnLegend 15th Oct 16, 10:39 AM
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    Radiator valves - straight/angled
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    • 15th Oct 16, 10:39 AM
    Radiator valves - straight/angled 15th Oct 16 at 10:39 AM
    Hi all,

    I have bought a towel rail where the inlets are on the bottom. The previous radiator had side inlets.

    Can I buy a 90 degree adapter to turn my side (angled?) valves into straight vales without having to change the valves themselves? I understand if I have to change the actual valves then I need to drain the whole system, which I want to avoid doing if possible.

    I can't find an adapter online, but I might not be looking in the right places.

    Thanks in advance.

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    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 15th Oct 16, 12:53 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:53 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:53 PM
    You need a male-female elbow - Probably 1/2" BSP if you intend to use the tails off your old radiator. One like this

    A decent independent plumbing supplier will probably have something off the shelf. That kinda rules out the likes of B&Q or Screwfix.
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    • LynnLegend
    • By LynnLegend 15th Oct 16, 7:50 PM
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    Thanks so much for your comprehensive answer.
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