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Union Valve Tails Pk2

Union Valve Tails Pk2
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 38 reviews
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17 of 38(45%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
Review 1 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Great product
2 Jun 2014
By
, Tunbridge wells
"Very easy to fit all done in 10 min, really like the flexibility and great value for the money"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Hand if right size
11 Nov 2013
By
, Perth
"Bought this to allow me to fit new metric sized radiator in place off imperial sized one.Seemed like a good idea to save having to alter pipework
Found that the valve tail fitted into the radiator OK but the connection on the valve tail (22mm) was too large for the Danfoss TRV (15mm)fitted to the pipework
Perhaps this should be noted in the product description
"
Review 3 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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It leaks
6 Nov 2013
By
, Reading
"Basically there is one fatal flaw in this product: it leaks. It leaks where the screws slide along the pipe. All of them leak. Out of four I bought every single one leaks. Some leak on both sides even!
So, why give it 5 stars? Because for some reason the reviews are coming up "Highest rated first" instead of the normal "Newest first". So I've given it 5 stars in the hope someone will read this instead of buying this product accidentally like I did.
Obviously this was once a good product, but no longer. Go to the top and sort by "Newest first" and you will see all the results are bad until mid 2012 after which all the reviews are good.
In summary: don't buy it - IT LEAKS."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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extending radiator tail valve
22 Dec 2012
By
, Bradford
"Great solution when fitting radiator of a slightly different size. I had to replace a radiator with a length of 750mm with a smaller 700mm one and this extending tail valve saved having to resite the pipework."
Review 5 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Make installing radiators easy
5 Oct 2012
By
, East Kilbride
"I was replacing old radiators which were slightly wider than the ones I was replacing. These make this easy without having to alter pipe work
I actually bought the wrong ones, I had to swap them for the Compression Valve Tail (these not fit std radiator vales) But the idea is the same.
great product
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Review 6 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Brilliant flexible union tail
18 Jun 2012
By
, Bury
"Replacing an old radiator with new, this little piece of kit avoided the necessity to alter main pipe work. Very well made and simple to install. Looks good , no leaks and does the job"
Review 7 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Radiator Union Valve Tail
7 Jun 2012
By
, Kidlington
"I bought these to replace two imperial radiators. These were straightforward to install and encountered no issues. I have no idea how reliable they are but so far, no complaints!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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excellent product
24 Apr 2012
By
, southampton
"We have been waiting for this product to come in stock for over 2 months! It made the job simple and no leaks or anything."
Review 9 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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No leaks ever!
13 Mar 2012
By
, Camberley
"I have tried many different types of this product. This is the only one that never leaks!"
Review 10 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Radiator compresiontail valve
6 Sep 2011
By
, High Wycombe
"I am a competent DIYer and was cahanging an imperial radiator for a metric one - the pipes are in a concrete floor. The telscopic tail easily filled an awkward gap. To date it has not leaked - time will show how reliable it is.
The description and part code on line do not agree with the catalogue.
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Review 11 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Great extending feeds to rads
22 Aug 2011
By
, Reading, Berkshire
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"Great little set of extenders. They are telescopic and have a rubber seal around the extending part so no leaks.
Also, they screw straight into the radiator threads and have rubber washers so no need for the bits with PTFE tape that screw into the valves. See photo.
Note: comes in a pack of 2!! Each can extend up to around 50mm so overall, you can have up to 100mm length more than the width of the radiator."
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Excellent piece of kit.
22 Jul 2011
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, Peterborough
"Just what you need to take up the slack when changing an imperial radiator to a metric one."
Review 13 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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Does the job.
9 Nov 2013
By
, Worcestershire
"The part does the job provided you use plenty of pipe sealer. It must be totally in line with the rad fittings to avoid weeping. Just how reliable the fitting is ongoing only time will tell."
Review 14 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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plumbing tails
8 Dec 2012
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, shropshire
"Used this when the new radiator I bought was a little shorter than the old one. Works well and no leaks as yet."
Review 15 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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not sure
20 Oct 2012
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, Essex
"this product is good if you need to replace old imperial rads with metric ones and do not want to repipe,the one thing you must do is find the centre line of the old valves and mark it on wall then do the maths with the rads from that mark so you get the new rads to be in line with the old valves this should let these telescopic extensions work well."
Review 16 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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A Brilliant Idea
10 Oct 2012
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, great yarmouth
"All I can say is that this is a brilliant item to help with changing from the old imperial measurements to the new. It made a great accompaniment for the new radiator I purchased and made fitting so much easier and hassle free. Many thanks for such a brilliant and stress free item....."
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Easy adjustor for rad valves
13 Nov 2011
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, London
"Overall this is a great product if you need to fit a new valve to an existing radiator and need to adjust the distance between the valve and the rad in one easy operation because they are a different size. (Saves having to move the pipes) or if you are fitting a new rad that’s a little bit smaller than the last. Each gives you around 50mm so that's a 100mm if you fit one either end. My only long term concern is that there must be a rubber seal between the pipe and the nut that connects it to the rad, so what’s the life span of this? Therefore how can you rate RELIABILITY? They have only been fitted for a month! But have used similar products before and keep a set in stock in case I need one at short notice. PERFORMANCE? FEATURES? It’s a bit of chrome pipe with a couple of nuts! Not a racing car! It works and does the job."
Review 18 for Radiator Union Valve Tail Pack of 2
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check what you're getting
1 Apr 2011
By
, Cannock, Staffs
"The picture for this item is wrong, if you want the radiator drains you need 39763"
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Leaky joints
26 Jan 2013
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, Lincolnshire
"Product looks great and seems like a good idea but despite careful installation and good allignment both internal joints leaked (the joint that slides). Its not clear how they work and there were no instructions so I do not know if I did anything wrong."
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Union Valve Tails
24 Jun 2012
By
, Cheshire
"Having to replace an old radiator, imperial size with metric, I was in the position of fitting the new sized radiator to fit the existing pipe work. The radiator being slightly shorter than the old, the union tails seemed like a very good idea. When I came to fit it, I found that the union tail was slightly out of line with old valve of the existing pipe work. and it leaked. The tail assembly is fitted with seals that are round the sleeve to stop water leaks, they slide along the tail and any misalignment distorts the seals and they leak. I managed to stop the leak by using Fernox leak sealant."
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