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hacks for wall mounting an oil-filled panel radiator?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by jso, 22 Mar 2019.

  1. jso

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    Quite a few models no longer come with brackets for wall-mounting, as apparently regulations have changed. However, I still want/need to wall-mount the low level radiator I've recently purchased, and wondered if anyone has any genius hacks or ideas as to how to do so neatly, given I haven't got, and can't obtain, the proper brackets.
    It needs to be supported at the bottom, and needs something to stop it falling forwards or backwards at the top.
    Any thoughts?
     
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    Pic? Model you have ?
     
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    Fabricate your own brackets from 1mm mild steel or stainless steel?
     
  5. jso

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    Easier said than done, perhaps? I'm not sure I'll have the skill or wherewithal for that, hence asking for suggestions for a cunning workaround!
    Brackets that were supplied with a model that I had to return (because too tall for the intended location) were basically right angled pieces with V channels kinked into the section jutting out from the wall, in which the seam of the radiator sat at the bottom, with similar but two-part pieces at the top (so that the bracket could be screwed to the wall, hidden by the radiator, and a top piece with the channel then screwed onto it).
    I can imagine using/adapting small L-shaped shelf brackets, or even corner braces, but how to reproduce, or find an alternative for, the V-channel/"kink"?
     
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    Without knowing what the back of the radiator looks like it's hard to imagine what bracket you need.

    Have you tried google images or ebay with a search "radiator wall brackets" ?
    How about using a flat screen TV wall mount? if you can affix it to the radiator?
     
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    Fair point

    Yup. Couldn't find what I might be looking for.
     
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    Ah, yes. That could be the kind of thing. Thanks.
     
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