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Bathroom radiator replacement

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by dl8860, 29 Jun 2020.

  1. dl8860

    dl8860

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    Looking to replace my existing bathroom central heating radiator with a nice vertical towel radiator

    Current radiator looks like this
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    The pipe centres where they come out of the floor are 550mm, which I see is a standard width for towel radiators. Someone in the past has put a kink in the pipe, and it's 570mm where it joins the rad.

    I want to replace with something like this
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/blyss-curved-towel-radiator-1100-x-600mm-chrome/7809v

    However on all these types, the pipes seem to be coming from the back, not the floor. It's mounted on solid wall so this isn't really an option for me, are there any simple ones like above that would work or will I have to go for something like this?

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/af-ie16001-bathroom-radiator-952-x-659mm-chrome/61343

    If I could replace using the piping as is then I'd be happy to do it myself but I don't fancy changing pipework myself, looks like it'll definitely need to go back to the 550mm centres though?
     
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  3. denso13

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    Just use straight radiator valves and you can come up vertically. I think you'll have to do some alterations to the existing pipes though, even just for the appearance.
     
  4. lostinthelight

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    You may find the heating in the room may not be up to much especially if its the only rad and new one is chrome , especially if its covered in towels
     
    Last edited: 29 Jun 2020
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