1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve Zoom

1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve

SKU:AHV-0500

Brand: Matco-Norca

Matco-Norca
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$9.95
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$95.50 / box (10 units x $9.55)
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Specs

Type: Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve
Size: 1/2"
Body Pattern: Angle
Material: Brass
Application: Heating
Thread Type: Male
Female
Connection Type: Threaded

Description for Matco-Norca AHV-0500

1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve

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Matco-Norca3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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85%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy it again. Lifesaver.

Hard to find valve saved the day but it was not that easy to install. I found a one piece reducer, 1-1/2" x 3/4", that was just...Read complete review

Hard to find valve saved the day but it was not that easy to install. I found a one piece reducer, 1-1/2" x 3/4", that was just 3/16 shorter than the 2 part original and that was the ticket. It gave me room to install the new valve. This valve will be used to control water flow or as a temp control device. A little different than the original because this one will actually shut the supply down completely. So be aware when adjusting.....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Installation problem

The design of the union, particularly the minimal space between the union nut and the thread on the union that goes into the radiator, makes this valve difficult to install. I had to...Read complete review

The design of the union, particularly the minimal space between the union nut and the thread on the union that goes into the radiator, makes this valve difficult to install. I had to use the smallest slip jaw plyers I could find to tighten the nipple into the radiator, on older valves, this distance was more carefully considered. On this valve, if the distace from where the nut seats on the union nipple to the first pipe thread on the nipple was another 1/4", installation would have been so much easier!
Otherwise, quality and functionality was good.

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5.0

Great deal? I will be buying more valves to replace the old.

By Chuck

from Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

The valve that I received is very well made and does the job for which it was designed.

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4.0

Hot water angle valve

By bob

from genoa ny

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

This item was just what I needed and the shipping was fast and the service was great. Thanks Bob

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2.0

Nominal Quality

By Maurice

from Campbellsville, Ky

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

Valve would leak through with 160 degree water temperature and the circulating pump running. Not too impressive.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Functional Valve

By Chris

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

This valve replaced 100 year old valves perfectly. Insides were nicely machined, and included a good sized handle, especially compared to the original 1/2 turn valves. There is a small bypass hole in the seat to allow some water to continue to circulate through the radiator. That is the major difference between steam and hot water valves, steam valves will completely seal off.

One of the 3 valves I got seeped slightly around the packing nut, but it stopped after a minute. I did adjust it slightly.

Valves also mated up perfectly with no leaks to original radiator union as I didn't want to have to fight those out.

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5.0

Great price

By Doug

from Covington, KY

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Comments about 1" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

These were hard to locate locally. And when found were 2 to 3 times the price paid at supply house.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great purchase

By Andy

from Stratford, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

I needed this valve to install a cast iron hot water radiator. It worked as promised and was high quality. Use a spud wrench to turn tailpiece into radiator.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy it again. Lifesaver.

By Lucky

from Bowbells ND

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

Hard to find valve saved the day but it was not that easy to install. I found a one piece reducer, 1-1/2" x 3/4", that was just 3/16 shorter than the 2 part original and that was the ticket. It gave me room to install the new valve. This valve will be used to control water flow or as a temp control device. A little different than the original because this one will actually shut the supply down completely. So be aware when adjusting.....

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  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works as advertised

By Andy

from Superior, WI

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

The only issue with the valve is that you must tighten the stem packing nut prior to pressurizing the system...it WILL leak as it is not shipped with it tightened. Other than that, works as advertised, smooth turning, throttles flow, and has a bleed hole drilled thru the seat to allow air bleeding with the valve closed.

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5.0

great product

By barefoot50

from alexandria virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

these are great for the replacement of old radiator valves

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4.0

Good valve

By Tim

from Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve:

Used these on my panel radiators, they work great, were fairly easy to install and look ok too.

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  • 3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve

    Q:

    Does this valve fully shut-off flow when closed or does it have a by-pass? By-passes are typical on many hot water radiator valves.
    Asked on 8/19/2013 by Stephen from Oregon

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Stephen:
      Before I installed it on my radiator, I believe I looked down into it, and it closed completely when turned into the " off " position. For my application, it actually serves as a redundant valve, because I have a PEX manifold that has an individual shutoff valve for this branch. So the brass valve is almost for show only! I did find that I needed a very small and narrow-jawed adjustable wrench to apply a back hold on the smooth brass you see on the horizontal pipe in the picture.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/19/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      It fully shuts off.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/19/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      No, there is no bypass - it can shut off completely. This controls how
      much water goes into the hot water radiator. In my house, the main
      circulating pipe (one-pipe system) goes under the room and comes up to each
      radiator, where this valve is. If this valve is off, the "bypass" is
      through the main pipe.

      Answered on 8/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • A:

      Most hot water valves DO have a bypass hole somewhere (this prevented radiators and pipes from freezing when a room's heat was shut off). According to the diagram, this valve also has a small hole drilled between sides 'for hot water use'. It is about the diameter of a paper clip.

      Answered on 9/1/2014 by AMD from NW WI
    • A:

      I recently bought these and they do have a small bypass hole

      Answered on 8/21/2014 by barefoot50 from alexandria virginia
    • A:

      As per the manufacturer spec sheet, there is a hole drilled in the valve seat for hot water use.

      Answered on 10/6/2014 by yardbird from Springfield, Pa
  • 1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve

    Q:

    Are the union nut and tailpiece included with the valve as shown
    Asked on 9/11/2010 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      Yes, both the union nut and tailpiece are included with this valve.

      Answered on 9/17/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Hot Water Angle Radiator Valve

    Q:

    Do you have a tool for tightening the union half in the radiator.
    Thank You
    John
    Asked on 9/2/2010 by Anonymous

    4 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You do not need a special tool to tighten the union on this radiator valve. A standard wrench would work perfectly fine.

      Answered on 9/3/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • A:

      A .875" maximum opening slip jaw plyers worked for me, barely. They were narrow enough to clear between union nut and bushings on the radiator. I reviewed this product and gave it a low mark for design, it's as if those who designed and built it never had to turn a wrench and actually install one! How typical!

      Answered on 3/22/2011 by Bob DIY from Portland Oregon USA
    • A:

      Yes, sometimes called spud wrench or nipple wrench

      Answered on 9/14/2013 by Al from Blairstown, IA
    • A:

      You use a radiator nipple (spud) wrench. You are NOT supposed to use pliers or a pipe wrench on the nipple itself...the nipple is splined on the inside to catch the mating splines of the spud wrench. Then you apply a crescent wrench to the square head of the spud wrench. Easy. Plenty of torque, and won't make ugly gouge marks in the soft metal of the nipple. Even the 100 year old nipples on my radiators have these splines...this is nothing new. The spud wrench is available on this same page.

      Answered on 10/5/2014 by AMD from NW WI
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