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Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket

( 34 Reviews )

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Overall rating 4.9

Build Quality is rated at a 5/5 for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket :

Ease of Use is rated at a 5/5 for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket :

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Value For Money is rated at a 5/5 for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket :

Overall is rated at a 5/5 for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket :

Reviews
Number reviews: 34
Overal rating: 5
Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by I LOVE BATHROOMS
13th July 2022

How i went without this tool for so long long i do not know.
I know must of us plumbers will use a spanner or ratchet spanner to fit rad tails but slap this on the combi drill and let fly especially if you have a few rads to do. Saves me soo much time

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Gatwick Heating and Plumbing
14th February 2022

This is abit of a cheat code and only really useful if your on price. My Monday mornings used to be making up the rads as a youngster but with this you will be done before the tea goes cold. Avoid if on day rate.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by C F Heating & Plumbing LTD
23rd February 2021

Great tool, makes fitting radiators quicker and easier. A few reviews mention about being careful not to cross thread, I haven’t had this problem, but I use loctite 55 and leave the first thread free to screw in the rad tail by hand first. Works for me!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by J Quinn Heating
13th February 2021

Excellent time saving piece of equipment, especially when working on site, makes dressing radiators quick and easy ( make sure not to cross thread the valve tail when installing ), Fits standard drills.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by DB
30th January 2021

Had this quite a while now, makes fitting radiator tails a lot quicker.

Be careful not to start it cross threaded.

If swapping radiator valves in situ then I go back to my 5/8” ratchet spanner if the radiator is too close to the adjacent wall as you cannot fit drill in.

Strong sturdy build. Not expensive, worth the money.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Penfould Heating & Renewables Ltd
9th December 2020

Can't believe I've only recently bought 1 of these, massive time saver. Fits a wide range of radiator tail, could do with a new version for the internal tails like on towel rad valves too. Fits in any standard drill or also in a ratchet/ring spanner. Gets a good grip on the valve tail without marking it

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Gas Patrol
26th February 2020

worth every penny. I have had this for a year now and fitted over 100 radiators without a single scuff mark, I use it with a 10mm ratchet spanner

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by iPlumbleeds.co.uk
30th September 2019

well, where do I start with the 2166m or as it's better known in the Leeds and surrounding areas as the RTPI!! Rad Tail Putter Inner.

it does exactly what its meant to do, and it saves time and saving time means saving money.

MINT

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Mark Best Plumbing and Heating
16th May 2019

I find these really good when you have a lot of radiators valves to do. It half the time fitting the valves tails to radiator. And a lot easier that using a spanner

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Wimbledon Plumbing Services
9th February 2019

Awesome bit of kit good for putting tails in and auto wrapping PTFE tape onto the tail (bet you hadn’t tried that before!) best used with the mistral 2 self seal tails I find as they seat well against the face. NOTE: this won’t work with tails that have the nut & olive on already such as Danfoss etc. So make sure to check that first. Still 5* because not their fault.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Nickthegas
17th May 2018

Ideal tail driver works with any drill or ratchet and socket. Fast removal tool and installation. My apprentice loves it so I suppose I will have to get him one now. Usual Monument quality and although I had mine for some time still not showing signs of wear. Brilliant.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Crawley HVAC Services
17th May 2018

So any half decent plumber will know about this driver, makes a slow job super quick, plus it doesn’t slip and mark up the tail, I personally would use anything else. It’s the new standard.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by North London Plumber
1st May 2018

This is one of those tools, that you don't know how good it is until you have one. It is a great idea and a real time saver. Such a simple idea but a really good one.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by B H heating solutions
14th April 2018

Simple must have when dressing reads what you need to ask your self is what don’t you already have one I’ve got 3 just Incas I loose one!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by MB Gas & Heating Ltd
28th March 2018

Excellent time saver for radiator installs , I used to use an adjustable spanner but as the saying goes ‘time is money’ this tool definitely helps speeds things up

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Central Gas WM Ltd
23rd March 2018

What a fantastic tool, couldn't imagine building rads up without it. It's got to be 1 of the best plumbing inventions I've ever come across. Excellent value for money & top quality!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Hydro Heat Plumbing
20th March 2018

i used to use spanners which I found which was a bit to slow, for me time is the most important thing to me and these things get things done quicker than anything else, depends how fast your drill is

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Ultimate Plumbing and Heating Services
5th December 2017

Very good if you have multiple rads to do .Built quality is good .Mine got stolen as it was in my drill case and I will be buying another one

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Bgas
4th December 2017

use this quite a bit , stick mine in a ratchet and it doesn't let me down for a fast remove of radiator tails for the price its mint, would prefer a coloured one so they don't get lost !!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by DCS Plumbing & Heating
1st December 2017

A very handy little tool, fits most trv tails that come with the nut and olive loose/separate. I wish I'd known about these when I was site bashing, as times money, and these speed things up!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Bennetts safe Gas
29th August 2017

If your only doing 1 radiator it's a bit long winded. Can't be done with the radiator on the wall unless it's on the larger bracket without causing damage to the wall. But over all its brilliant. Saves a load of time when your doing a few.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Saxon Plumbing and Gas Services
26th August 2017

A good, simple idea that does save a bit of time with most valves. For the price you can't complain.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by N.E.S Plumbing Solutions
8th August 2017

Good bit of kit, makes the job easier and like other reviewers have mentioned works perfectly for the old style panel rads with the fins on each side where getting an adjustable in is awkward.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by CJ plumbing
1st July 2017

Only brought o e of these recently and what an absolute life saver, no more winding in tad valves and spanner slipping or scratching side panel.. Great but of kit

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Home Heating UK
26th June 2017

Love it rad valve tails installed in halve the time,
I use my 18 volt impacter with it great bit of kit
Spot on

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Fitzgerald Electrical & Plumbing Solutions
22nd June 2017

Good bit of kit this! Real time saver when you have a few rads to install, well made and easy to use, good value tool!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Abbas Gas Services
21st May 2017

A really good and simple tool. It's ideal for fitting valve tails to older rads with the fins on the side which can make it awkward to fit with a spanner alone.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by A.S plumbing
18th May 2017

Providing you have the space next to the rad to use this it's such a time saver and makes the boring process a doddle. Always recommending these to friends!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by J.C.O Plumbing and Gas
13th April 2017

Really good idea fits branded TRV's but some of the trade ones don't fit so can be hit and miss but saves plenty of time when you have TRV's that are compatible

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by A L Plumbing & Heating
19th January 2017

wish i had got one of these years ago when i was house bashing would have saved so much time

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by PARAGAS
10th November 2016

Use it once and you'll never faff about with a spanner winding rad tails in again!

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Heating And Plumbing Engineer
22nd August 2016

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by D.Q Plumbing and Heating
18th August 2016

Fits all good quality rad valve tails, had a few cheap / own brand rad tails that it hasn't fitted. Good time saver.

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Review for Monument 2166M TRV Tail Driver Fitting Socket by Heat Trend
17th August 2016

Handy tool doesn't fit all TRV tails

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7th April 2022

Hi, I'm Sean from Gas Patrol, and today we are doing a review for Tool Talk on the Monument tail drivers. Now these little tools are absolutely amazing when it comes to installing rad valves. To use them, simply place them on. You get a socket set with a 10 millimetre piece inside. Don't have that, you can use an adjustable spanner, or indeed, you can use a cordless drill. To use them, simply press on. Couple of turns. There we have it. Very easy, very simple to use and leaves absolutely no scuffs whatsoever on the chrome or the rad valve. Now when you're installing rads and you want a professional finish, buy one of these. Absolutely fantastic. Thanks again guys.


7th April 2022

Hello Tool Talk. This is Brendan from B Burnside Property Maintenance here. Today, I want to tell you about this TRV Tail Driver from Monument Tools. It's designed to make the installation of your tails for your thermostatic radiator valves easier and quicker.

So, it simply attaches into a cordless drill, like so. This design is a typical radiator tail. This one, I think, is a Drayton, but it doesn't particularly matter. And that fits in there. Obviously with your PTFE or your jointing compounds on the thread and you drive it in.

I haven't had chance to properly test this yet in everyday, in every natural, everyday situation. But the idea is a good one, because normally you would be trying to get either an adjustable spanner or a ring spanner on the square end. Which, you haven't got a lot to go on and by the time it's tightened up, you've got very little.

One thing I have noticed though, is that the fit, it does seem quite loose. So I know, I'll give it a go, but I suspect there is a possibility that you could end up rounding this off and then it's going to be no good. So, but time will tell. Time will tell. So we'll see what happens.

Thank you for watching.


7th April 2022

Hi there. My name's Andrew from ATR Plumbing. And today I'm reviewing the Monument tail driver for Radiator Tails. So this is your radiator tail. This goes into your bottom of your radiator. Normally you'd have to put this in with a spanner or a socket, but with the tail driver from Monument, goes into the chuck of your drill, like so. And then the tail just goes inside the drive. And then have it on low speed on your drill. Lots of torque. Get it started. And voila, that's your tail done.

It saves a lot of time, especially if you're doing a lot of radiators. My only thing that I would say could be improved, if it was slightly longer it would reach into a radiator tail extension. It's just too short. But that's only a little gripe. But yeah, it's a great product. Very well made, solid steel, and it'll last years and years to come.

So that's my review for Tool Talk. Thank you very much.


7th April 2022

What's happening. So another quick little review on some stuff I've just been given to have a tryout on. A couple of different bits this time. Stuff that I don't really use to be fair. The Monument tail driver. So for the radiator tails, which really, in my opinion, I don't think it's necessary ever. I just use a 16mm ratchet spanner, which you get away with one for 16 quid, or you can get one that works just as good for two quid. It's entirely up to you. But even more to the point now, a lot of people are using the liquid PTFE. So the tails just go in hand tight anyway, so there's no real need for a tail driver or even a ratchet for that matter. I think it's probably a bit intense for putting a tail into a radiator. There's no real benefit. It works, but for me, there's not really much of a point to it. So yeah. Hope this helps anyone. Cheers.


7th April 2022

Hi there, Daniel Stokes here from S.A.S Heating doing a Tool Talk review on the Monument Tools rad Tail Driver. Nice little bit of kit. Just fairly straightforward to use. Nice design. Fits any rad tail without an olive. Just fits straight in there. Nice, tight grip on it.

All you really simply got to do is put whatever sealant you're going to want to do on there, get this into the drill, put that into there, get that onto your radiator, and away you go. Holds up pretty well. Really nice bit of a kit. I hadn't used one before this review so, yeah, going to use these more often. Makes the job, well, a tiny bit quicker. Thank you, Tool Talk.


15th July 2021

This is a Tool Talk review of a Monument Tool. This is the radiator valve tail socket, used to drive in radiator tails or remove them. Let's open it up. Yeah, nice, clunky, hard up. Let's put it in the drill and see what it's like. Okay, now it's in the drill, speed one. Let's see what it's like removing. That was very easy. Okay, takes them out very fast. Now let's see what it's like with a new one. I know this is gas tape, but this is all I've got. Okay, tie them back up, new valve. You see the different shapes, it will go in one way and then lock. And that is in. Very quick. Nice tool. Thank you, Expert Trades, for sending this, and thank you Monument. That's a very nice tool. It's going to make life much easier.


Asked on 10th December 2020 by Gavin O’Neill Gas Services

What size ratchet ring spanner are people using with this ?

Answered on 22nd January 2021 by M Down Plumbing

10mm


Asked on 4th November 2020 by Jb Plumbing

Will this fit hex and square rad tails

Answered on 5th November 2020 by MANC’S MAKE.

Yes mate it will


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