Radiator Actuator Cap Missing

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  1. Neil Lynch

    Neil Lynch New Member

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    Hello, I am missing a simple but important part on several of my radiators in my home. The missing piece is a small plastic cap on the actuator valve of my radiator. It allows for me to manually shut off (or turn down) the heat coming from a specific radiator. Picture of the cap and the valve without the cap are attached.

    Does anyone know where a part like this can be purchased? Is there another work around? Thank you in advance for your help.
     

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  2. fitter30

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  4. Neil Lynch

    Neil Lynch New Member

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    Thank you very much. You are correct. The stem sticking out pushes in and it is a thermostatic operated valve. I don't really need the thermostatic option on this radiator...just looking for the simple cap to push in the stem and turn the radiator off (or down).

    I uploaded the photos you requested. Let me know if you can think of anywhere to purchase these caps or any other work around. Thanks again. IMG_3747.jpeg IMG_3737.jpeg
     
  5. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Did you notice the question in #2?
     
  6. fitter30

    fitter30 Well-Known Member

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    The valve cap is a throw away item used for shipping and keeping the stem protected till operator is installed. Try emailing danfoss with pics of that valve body. Maybe some one has one in their drawer. Wouldn't doubt valve is obsolete. If this doesn't pan out try heatinghelp.com click on "the wall" it's another forum
    Phone: 1-888-DANFOSS (326-3677) - choose option #3 for heating
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  7. Neil Lynch

    Neil Lynch New Member

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    Sorry. I missed that question. It does not say Danfoss on it. It says B&G.

    Thank you!
     
  8. fitter30

    fitter30 Well-Known Member

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    Bell and Gossett has been bought and sold a few times. Try that heatinghelp.com
    Maybe you can find a cap off like a spray can or something similar to cover it up.
     
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