Plastic radiator brackets

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gem83, 23 Jul 2011.

  1. Gem83

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    Hi, can anyone tell me that the purpose of the little plastic bits that fit over the metal bracket that fixes the radiator for the wall are for?
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    I have come across them on a rad I bought from B&Q. I think they are to allow the rad to move slightly when expanding & contracting.
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    I would have thought these limit there movement though? (sorry, I really dont have a clue about DIY)
    I am missing one on my rad but is it worth the hassel of paying someone to take it off the wall so I can put it on?
     
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    They do -and let it expand quietly - old rads didn`t have them :idea: so if one`s not there it`s not an issue
     
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    Thanks JonB and Nige.
    I originally thought it might be to stop the heat warming up the bracket or something lol
    I will sleep better now :)
     
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