1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

chrome towel rail has signs of rust...

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mjnelson, 20 Dec 2009.

  1. mjnelson

    mjnelson

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hello, i've noticed that the bottom few rails on my chrome towel rail, on their undersides, have signs of corrosion. The tops of the rails look fine, as do the higher rails. It's 3 years old - is this normal? Is it ok to leave, or is this bound to get worst? Why's this happened - could it be due to high levels of condensation in the bathroom (there's always wet towels on there) , or corrosion from inside out? Thanks for any info, Matt
     
  2. holty

    holty

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2006
    Messages:
    7,847
    Thanks Received:
    1,727
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    not very good signs at all. take it,it was from a shed.
     
  3. kevindgas

    kevindgas

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2006
    Messages:
    5,743
    Thanks Received:
    477
    Location:
    Hedge End Hants
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    not unusual for cheapo shed sold rads
    if its beside a WC then it will be even worse as urine splashes are corrosive to chrome and stove enamelling.
     
  4. mjnelson

    mjnelson

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It was fitted as part of a whole new system - new rads, boiler etc. So, does it need replacing sooner rather than later, or is it just cosmetic? Sorry for the questions, just my wife is 37wks pregnant and i don't want any heating problems creeping up on me. Thanks.
     
  5. dextrous

    dextrous

    Joined:
    14 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    6,319
    Thanks Received:
    195
    Location:
    Manchester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Won't be a problem for a long long time - purely aesthetic.

    Congrats on the forthcoming baby.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. mjnelson

    mjnelson

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks very much for the replies, much appreciated. I can get back to worrying about the baby now!
     
Loading...

Share This Page