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New Rad In Bathroom Rusted Through In A Few Years

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ReganAndCarter, 5 Apr 2018.

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    Approx 5 or 6 years ago, I renewed a rad in a bathroom because the old one had rusted along the seam at the bottom. Now the one one has done the same and also started leaking. I realise it is the damp atmosphere in the bathroom, as all other rads are in excellent condition.

    The rad that I fitted was only a cheap Screwfix one. Would a better quality branded one be more likely to resist rust better, or are all rads in bathrooms destined to suffer the same fate?
     
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    Is this rad next to the toilet?

    Andy
     
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    There was a post not long back a Screwfix one only lasted a month if that..
     
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    Next to the basin.

    Thanks for both you replies.
     
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    you can now purchase rads designed for bathrooms from stelrad. they have a different paint finish and have a 10 year warranty. about twice the price though!
     
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    We moved into our house 13 yeats ago and the radiator was already in the bathroom, still going strong.

    Same as everything now, built to a price..
     
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    Thanks just what I want. Maybe more expensive, but there's the cost and aggro of regularly changing cheap rads which makes them a false economy. Guaranteed for 10 years, but I bet it will last a lot longer. Shouldn't be too ruinous, as it's only a very small one. As the actress said to the bishop.
     
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    Prob been sticking soaking wet towels on them
     
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    Have you got inhibitor in the system? It might be corroding from the inside. Though without inhibitor there could be problems with other rads.
     
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