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Replacing bathroom radiator with heated towel rail.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by BurningFeetMan, 13 Nov 2010.

  1. BurningFeetMan

    BurningFeetMan

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    Hi!

    I'm interested in swapping my bathroom radiator for a heated towel rail for convenience. At the same time i would be looking to increase the heat output so was thinking of a 5ft or so towel rail. Is the increase in size likely to cause any problems to the boiler? I appreciate there are plenty of variables in that question :)

    Am i able to connect up the towel rail using flexible braided connectors or must it be copper pipe as i feel the existing pipework may not line up correctly.

    I appreciate your time, thanks for any help/advice you can offer!

    Mike
     
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    There should be no problem unless you have an open vent system and the top of the new rail is less than 800mm from the level of the F/E tank. Braided hoses are not suitable, they are perishable, intended for H/C water supplies and will also look sh*t (if that matters).
     
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    Thanks for your reply Tibbot!

    Your right about the braided hoses, they would look pretty bad. I did think about this after i posted. Laziness was getting the better of me as usual :oops:

    Im glad that there is no obvious problem to doing this and, when funds allow, think i shall get my arse in gear and get it done :)

    Thanks again !
     
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