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Hanging a double oval radiator question

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by vaderag, 13 Jun 2019.

  1. vaderag

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    We purchased a double oval radiator a while back and are just getting around to fitting it - we noticed that one of the columns is actually manufactured incorrectly and at a slight wonk, which throws off the look.

    The rad does have a labelled back and front, but if I was to fit it with the back facing outwards the wonk would not be visible. Whole thing is being replumbed so we can still make the inlet and outlet match what need to be...

    Can anyone advise what the issue would be if we fitted with back facing outward?
    Thanks
     
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    Probably no difference ,but why not return it for replacement ?
    Can you post pics of the rad ?
     
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    It's one of these
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    I'll try return but been hanging around a while so not sure in date
     
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    as long as it does not have a baffle fitted it shouldnt make any difference, cant see why it would have a baffle but some do
     
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    How would I know?

    The confusing thing is, if there's no reason that it would make a difference (which i agree I can't see any reason why it would), then why would they feel the need to label back/front
     
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    Even if its fitted with a baffle ,it won't make any difference ,as long as the feed and return are tubed to the correct ports. Is the brackets positions the reason for front / back I.D ?
     
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