Heated towel rail...

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  1. a l e x

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    Finally got round to decorating the bathroom so will need to remove the towel rail...

    There's 2 valves on the bottom of it. One of them is a chrome one and it simply turns left and right. I'm assuming this is for temperature? The other one isn't the same. This one completely unscrews to reveal a screw. What the hell is this one for? Thought they were both the same!
     
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    Pics would help here.

    I had a similar thing on my old rads. The white bit is just a protective cover and the "screw" is the valve bit.

    Remember though...

    lefty lefty loosy loosy
    righty righty tighty tighty.
     
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    Balancing the system probably.
    If the right one is thermostatic then it controls according temperature, closing and opening appropriately. Otherwise it is just controlling flow which will indirectly affect the temperature
     
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    It's to isolate the "radiator" so it can be removed without draining the whole system. Then you can change it, paint/decorate behind it, flush it with a hose or whatever. Then connect it back up and let the water back in.
     
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    Lefty loosely. Aye unless it's a reverse thread lol
     

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