Adding a Towel Rail to a 10mm microbore system.

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Can anybody advise!

I am wanting to add a towel rail to a 10mm microbore system but I don't want to add it at the manifold as this will mean cutting a hole in the bedroom floor and possibly fitting a larger manifold. I was thinking of "teeing" into the 10mm flow and return pipes under the bathroom floor as I will be keeping the existing radiator. Can anybody see any problems with this i.e. will there be a problem with the heat output of both the radiator and the rail. The distance from the manifold to the existing radiator is about 5 metres and the towel rail size is 1222mm x 600mm.

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How big's the rad, and how long are the runs to the other rads from the manifold?
Probably worth a try but could be slow or a pig to balance.
 
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The boiler feed and return pipes run centrally across the house with the 10mm pipe work running off to radiators on either side. On the side I will be working on the 10mm pipe run to the radiator is 3.3 metres. The size of the radiator is a 620mm x 500mm convector. I will be tapping into this run [ at right angles] with a run of approx 1.8 metres to the new towel rail. Do you think it's worth the risk?

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Yes that sounds reasonable, as the rad isn't very big and the run lengths aren't wildly different.Expect to do a little balancing (see FAQ), where you basically turn down the quickest rads to give the others a chance.
 
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