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    Drain down central heating and refill with radiators off

    Hi, I have probably done a silly thing here so need some advice. I drained down the central heating system with a hose pipe from the drain off on the radiator closest to the door. No problems. Then I removed 3 radiators as we had the decorators in for a few weeks. As the decorators...
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    Radiators heating up on DHW setting

    Since replacing the expansion vessel on our Viessman 333 gas boiler, we've experienced a major problem. When we want hot water only,(DHW) setting, the radiators are being activated! Obvious solution may be with the 3 way port, but the complete heating system is now automatically switching itself...
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    Heating in flat issue

    I live in a 2 bedroom flat. The kitchen and lounge are one room. I have a combination boiler for water and central heating. There are standard radiators in all rooms that have TRVs except the lounge/kitchen area, this has 2 smaller radiators with no TRV. The thermostat is on the wall in the...
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    Is my CH/HW fully pumped? Is it two-pipe?

    Hi, I'm having problems understanding the exact configuration of the CH/HW piping in my house. In particular, I have to understand where and how to place piping for additional radiators at the upper floor. My configuration is the classical one: loft cistern, indirect cylinder on the upper...
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    Very hot water and radiators after Summer.

    Suggestions please. I have an puzzling problem. I switched off hot water and CH in Summer. Baxi boiler. After a short period of turning hot watertap on the water was scalding. Assuming hot water coming from hot water tank? I switched on hot water and CH but hot water is still scalding and...
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    Advice around buying designer radiators

    Hi Guys I'm new to this platform and trying to do some market research for my start up company poshrads.co.uk and reach out to potential tradesmen/plumbers My question is how often are you finding customers are asking for designer radiators as to a standard convector standard rad if so where...
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    Help 2 radiators not heating up

    Hi there, just spent the best part of 3 days in only what I would describe as "a big hoose" domestic 60 kW boiler. The client wanted 2 radiators added, 1 radiator added in master bedroom and 1 added in bedroom 2 that was the son's nursery. Completed the works today. The existing system is mild...
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    Advice on flow to radiators after new boiler

    Hi All, I am looking for a bit of advice. I am not a plumber, just a DIYer who has been doing his own plumbing for more than 40 years. I understand how central heating works with flow and return but have a bit of a potential issue which I want to discuss. Bit of background first. I had a...
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    Boiler with no radiators

    Hi, Is it ok, after draining the system and removing all but one radiator to turn on the combi boiler, in order to get hot water, until new radiators are installed? I've left the pressure at 0 so haven't filled up the system and have put capnuts on each TRV side just in case. (Couldn't get...
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    BTU's at delta T65 and T50

    Hi Guys, Need some help. I have calculated online the BTUs for the rads (calculator used T65) then when purchasing I was looking at the T65 radiator calculations... But I have since noticed, Europe uses T50 as standard. What calculation would I use to convert the T65 BTU needed to the new T50...
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    Barco Radiators - Bunkrupt

    Just heard Barco radiators went bust. Wolseley said that all their stocked items (inc. special orders like designer rads) were zeroed off their system and they weren't allowed to sell them. Just so you know. J
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    Two out of three radiators not heating up

    Hello — if anyone's got any ideas on this one, I'd be hugely grateful! Here are the details... I live in a small one-bed flat (on one level). Last year I had the water tanks and immersion boiler removed and replaced with a Vaillant EcoFIT combi boiler. The fitters rerouted the pipework as...
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    Stelrad Compact Radiators vs Stelrad Softlines

    Hello, can anyone tell me if there is a difference between Stelrad Softlines and Stelrad Compact radiators - if there is a difference what is it. I am thinking of getting some for my house and am wondering which to buy.
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    Radiators hot at one end and cold at the other.

    Hello. I need a bit of advice please about getting heat through to 2 radiators. All the others are piping hot but these 2, in adjacent rooms (bedroom & en-suite) are piping hot right the way up at one end and stone cold at the top at the other end. There's a hot band for the bottom third of the...
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    Good Value Column Radiators - (milano windsor range ) Help

    Hi, we are currently trying to source radiators for a new build. We have found the Milano Windsor range on the best heating website. They seem to be about the only column rads in our budget range. Has anyone any experience of them?. We are a bit concerned about buying online. There is a...
  16. Nicola84

    Radiators smell when on

    Strange question but when my radiators come on I can smell a sort of burning dust smell, I've cleaned behind them however I can still smell it a few weeks on, is this normal?( I know when the heating as come on as I can smell the hot metal)
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    3 radiators on 15mm branch?

    I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to replace some 15mm pipe with 22mm. I currently have 3 radiators on a single 15mm branch. Small, medium and large, approx 10,000BTU's at 50C in total. The room with the large radiator is always cold in the Winter, partly due to insulation but...
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    Radiators upstairs in dormer bungalow - Gravity system

    Gravity system. 2 rads and 1 towel rail. Base of F&E tank to top of towel rail approx 300-400mm Base of F&E tank to top of rads approx 800mm All stone cold when heating is on, although the customer tells me that after the heating has been on for about 3 hours they do start to feel warm. I...
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    TBOE radiators in new build incorrectly piped

    Hi everyone, I am seeking some advice. We moved in last year to a new build flat which has 6 TBOE radiators with TRV's at the top. The new build flat uses a heat exchange unit as it is connected to district heating system. All pipework is behind the plasterboards and run up in the ceiling. I...
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    Ufh problems temp control and radiators temp

    Hi guys Our recently installed UFH system is causing us trouble and we are struggling to get the fitter to help, problem one is we have to slowly build up the heat as the new floor is tiled but the only way to do this is by turning the boiler heating controls down as low as it goes, 30 degrees...
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