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Need help understanding radiator dimensions!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by miro2021, 16 Jul 2013.

  1. miro2021

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    Hi

    I am trying to find a nice slim radiator to go behind a door -
    I found these 2 options but am a bit confused by the dimensions.
    I interpreted 'Depth' being the total depth of the radiator including the bracket..ie this would be the total 'clearance' I need to allow?

    But if that is correct interpretation then I don't understand why the 'Wall to Centre' measurements given are greater - in the first one for example how can the minimum total depth of the radiator including brackets be 26mm ... but yet the minimum wall to centre is 40mm? Surely the wall to centre measurement should be smaller?

    Grateful for advice/explanation to help me understand!!

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/barlo-rou...iator-h-600-x-w-800mm/22432?_requestid=118047
    DIMENSIONS:
    H x W: 600 x 800mm. Depth (min. to max.): 26-36mm (depending on use of brackets). Wall to centre (min. to max.): 40-50mm (depending on use of brackets)

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/kudox-pre...single-convector-radiator-white-600x800/26289
    DIMENSIONS:
    Depth (min. to max.): 50-65mm (depending on use of brackets). Wall to centre (min. to max.): 54.5-69.5mm (depending on use of brackets).
     
  2. Dan Robinson

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    Don't trust what is on the website.

    Go to the manufacturer's literature directly.
     
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  3. Charnwood

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    Their use of the word 'depth' is misleading. What they are referring to, I think, is distance from wall.

    One-stop-shops, pah! Jacks of all trades, masters of foxtrot alpha!
     
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  4. miro2021

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    Thanks for the responses

    Does anyone know of a radiator which can be fitted so that total depth including brackets is 70mm or less?
     
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  6. miro2021

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    That sounds like a cunning plan.
    Is there any issue with doing that? eg. safety/ performance?
     
  7. Charnwood

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    You may experience a loss in output, but I'm sure that would be negligible.
    You would have a, roughly, 20mm gap between the convectors and the wall instead of 26mm. Neither here nor there.
     
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