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Hanging 40kg Column Radiators

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by james19000, 2 Oct 2020.

  1. james19000

    james19000

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    Hi

    I'm looking at a few radiators and found some good deals:

    Reina Colona rads (Made in China) 40kg 500 x 1370 £450 for 2 (10 yr guarantee)
    Trade essentials (Made in Italy 34kg 500 x 1404 £700 for 2 (6 yr guarantee)

    and was concerned about hanging such heavy rads of the wall.

    Both walls I'm intending to hang these rads are external facing walls (Victorian brick), recently re-plastered with Bonding and multi finish.

    Wondered how those of you with more experience would feel about hanging such a heavy rad of the wall.

    Also how you feel about chinese made column rads, Is there much difference between those made in china vs those made in Europe?

    Thank you
     
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    If you're hanging them on Victorian brick there shouldn't be a problem, unless the fixings are in soft mortar.
     
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    just recently re-plastered with gypsum back to the brick work, so I figured it will be nice and strong
     
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    Anything made in china is cheap rubbish.
    I'd rather pay more for something made this side of the world.
    I know many people preach that the great people of china make the best of everything, but in my experience i never come across anything Chinese that lasted.
    Buy European or better, British.
    This is especially true for fixings in your case.
     
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    Google "column radiator feet", you may find some you like, they will take most of the load to the floor rather than the wall.
     
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    Don't forget to include the thickness of the render and plaster when selecting the screwa and wallplugs.
     
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