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Brand recommendations for replacement type 21 and 22 mild steel radiators?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by c128, 16 Mar 2020.

  1. c128

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    Hi,

    We've had 3 of our existing radiators start to leak over the last month, and I suspect more to start leaking soon (if they're representative of the lot). They're all about 15 years old, so have had a good run (I guess?). The 3 that have started failing are all leaking from the same place - they've rusted around the welded joint that connects to the actual panel, and are slowly dripping from there. The system has always had inhibitor in place, and a few years ago that was flushed and renewed when I had a new boiler fitted... They were cheapo radiators though - "Heatline", maybe? I can't remember, and there's no info on them.

    Anyway, I'd like to replace all of them - they're all either type 21 or type 22, all 400mm tall (which I need to stick to) with widths between 400mm and 1600mm.

    What's generally considered a good mild steel radiator brand these days?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Theweeknd

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    Stelrad is what I use.
     
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    Toolstation have some good deals at the moment, no issues using them.
     
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    Stelrad
     
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  6. c128

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    Thanks.

    Just looked at the Stelrad range, and their minimum height looks to be 450mm.

    That would *just* about work, I guess - I've got two type 22s, and one type 21 that need to fit in the spaces below low window sills though - they would fit, but they'd almost be at the height of the sill itself (fitting them lower would, I think, look a bit silly, and I'd rather not mess with the current pipework if I can just swap the new ones in). Could work though.

    Are there any other brands worth looking at? Not so fussed about the price if they last.
     
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    Purmo, Barlo Compact.
     
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    Thanks Mike - Purmo look interesting, not heard of them - easily have the same height/widths I've got now.

    Hadn't twigged that the Barlo delta compact radiators are available from Toolstation either (mentioned by denso13 above) - that would make getting them a bit easy for me. Will have a look over those too.

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    Although Toolstation don't have any radiators at 400mm height by the looks of it - still, maybe from elsewhere then.
     
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    Have Mysons in my home which were installed back in 1978 and still going strong.
    Replaced a couple a few weeks ago for larger size and stuck with myson.
    Very expensive I found out but very well finished.
     
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    I am happy with the Kudox brand from both screwfix and Toolstation. screwfix have plenty of 400 high radiators next day delivery.
     
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    Thanks all for the recommendations.

    I could *nearly* get all of them from screwfix if I went for Kudox...bar an odd little 400x400 I need ;) . Myson and Barlo look good too.
     
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    A lot of these things come down to the fitting rather than the brand. I know they are not exactly the same but if they are fitted properly on a clean system, with inhibitor added, there really isn't much to chose between them.

    Perhaps availability and appearance are more important.
     
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    Since barlo went bust and were bought out by purmo, from what I can find it looks like they've ditched the delta compact range, likely to not affect the purmo compact sales
     
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