|What are we talking about?
||How long does it typically take to change
a radiator valve?
There is no typical time for this task but a series of questions
||May requires a system drain down and refill.
|Questions to ask
||Central heating system type (e.g. boiler with immersion
cylinder, combi), type of faulty valve (thermostatic or not), type
of flooring in room, whether pipes are surface mounted (i.e. around
the wall) or under the floor.
Firstly we need to ascertain whether a repair is not more appropriate.
Some thermostatic valves can be repaired as they often 'stick'
when little used. Leaks can sometimes be repaired.
If an entire replacement valve is required the next step is to
see if the work can be achieved using pipe freezing or whether
a drain down of the central heating system and a refill after
the work is complete with an inhibitor being added.
Refills can mean the need to get airlocks out particularly in
larger / older properties.
Before starting this job we need to ensure that the system is
working well and all radiators reach a satisfactory heat level.
If a fitted carpet needs to be removed then it may be worth considering
getting a carpet fitter to relay it.