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no sorry the radiator
I know where it is and the book says to turn it with a pair of pliers but I have not been able to turn it. Is there a tool for it?
It has some kind of a hole in the middle that looks to be triangular but I cannot see it well enough to be sure. It also has two protrusions that look like the would be used for tightening it but they are only flat of the side that would be used for tightening. They are rounded on the side that would be used for removing it. I have grasped it with pliers bur it will not turn. Since it is plastic I am afraid it will break.
I cannot see how a slotted socked would hold to it. It does not have wings like a regular drain petcock. The flat parts are on the side that would be used to TIGHTEN (turn it clockwise) it. The other side is rounded like some or the old security screws. That is just what it looks like like the old security screws.
It is ONLY FLAT ON ONE SIDE. Do you know what I mean by the old security screws. The were often used in public restroom partitions so that you could not take them off.
no it is obviously made that way..
no, the book says it is 1/4 turn. Remember it is plastic. Tapping it is more likely to bugger it up than turn it. I was able to hold it TIGHT with pliers but it would not turn.
I think I'll wait and take it to somebody that knows how to take it off. I'll leave this conversation open until I can find out how to take it off because I think that your answer is not correct regarding it being broken.
I went to the parts store and looked at the replacement valve. It has a flat top that you could grasp with pliers, or as you suggested, with a cut socket. I will have to get it on a lift and remove some other parts to get at it. Thanks