What is an air hose fill valve?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Matthew Leingang, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Matthew Leingang

    Matthew Leingang New Member

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    My house has steam heat and one of the radiators is way too small to heat the room it's in. I acquired a good-sized used radiator from a neighbor, who had it sitting in her garage since the time she bought the house and didn't know if it worked or not. The price ($0) was right, but I want to test it before I go to the trouble of cleaning it up and installing it.

    Google took me to this thread on this site which describes a good way to test if the radiator is sealed:

    Sounds good, but I will need to shop for parts and searching for "air hose fill valve" doesn't get me anywhere. I can understand from the description what it does but is there another more common name for it?
     
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  4. Matthew Leingang

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    Perfect. Thanks!
     
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