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Circulating pump for an individual radiator

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ianmg, 31 Dec 2008.

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    Hi all,

    First post for me, here goes.

    i've just had a radiator fitted in my conservatory, how difficult would it be to fit a small pump to circulate water through it on an "on demand basis"?

    My heating system is a Potterton Suprima and a Boilermate 2000.

    Thanks,

    Ian.
     
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    Why not just fit a TRV and use that to control when the radiator is on or off?




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    I have a TRV. The problem is that the heating switches off before the conservatory warms up.
     
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    In which case, you need to either turn the TRV's in the house down, or balance the system.


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    They are all turned down and the system is balanced.
    The plumber who fitted the rad went round and balanced all the rads after it had finished re-filling.
     
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    then the rads under sized
     
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    you would need to fit zone valves honeywell S plan and pipe the radiator pipes from conservatory radiator to boilermate and fit room stat in conservatory
     
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    Have you asked the plumber (should that be heating engineer?) to come back and sort it out?

    If you are not happy with the work he has done, get him to correct it.


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    I am very happy with the work he did the rad gets warm when the heating is on, very neat and tidy pipe work, good price etc etc. I just wondered if there was a little more I could do to warm the room.

    I saw a DIY program last week and the guy had just put a pump on the flow side of his rad, he had it on a room stat and an override switch so he could just get a on demand supply of warm water going through this one particular rad. I think it was in his garage/workshop. sadly I can't remember for the life of me what the program was called!

    Oh and yes he was a Heating Engineer, I apologize.

    Ian.
     
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    how you going to get demand on one rad if its teed off the others ?

    as said get it zoned with its own stat.
     
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    I haven't got a clue!
    Just wondered if it was possible with my system?
     
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    what size is the rad ?
    what size is the conservatory ?
     
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    1800 x 450 double rad, conservatory is approx 12sqm.
    Rad is mounted on the existing house exterior wall.
    It is teed off a feed for another rad.
     
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    so your conseratory is 36 ft aprox
     
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