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Replacing radiators with larger ones - tiled room.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ael2901, 4 Dec 2016.

  1. ael2901

    ael2901

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    Hi everyone - hope someone can help or point me in the right direction!

    I have two column radiators that I am looking to replace with double convection radiators. One of the radiators I currently have has pipes coming from the skirting board and the other has pipes coming from the wall (this wall backs onto the kitchen wall) As they're in a tiled area of my house the pipes don't come from the floorboards.

    The radiators I am looking to purchase are slightly bigger than what is there currently so suspect I may need to move the pipes to accommodate. I've found plenty of tutorials for replacing radiators with larger ones where floorboards are involved but mine seems a bit more complex and being on a bit of a budget wanted to see how feasible it would be for me to tackle this.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. dilalio

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    Well, it's either break open walls/floors or neatly extend surface pipework with fittings and tube to suit!
     
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    what you need to realise is that you need to calculate what the flow rate that your new radiators require in order to operate correctly and that will determine the pipe size and whether you can use the existing pipes , like everyone else you will ignore the advice that you asked for and then come on and ask for advice because the radiator is only partially heating
     
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    do you want your bathroom to look good or your bathroom to be warm ?
     
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    As dilalio says, you can extend your existing pipework in chrome if it is on show, which looks quite nice and better than opening walls/floors. Unless you live in a mansion with an intricate heating system, or have 50 radiators to heat from a small boiler you should be o.k. Column radiator pipework will always be closer together than traditional radiators. I assume that heating calculations were not made when these column rads were fitted? Try and find out what kilowatt these column rads are and swap to convectors to suit if possible. If you have a combi boiler generally it will be oversized anyway for hot water flow rate requirements so adding bigger rads kilowatt wise won`t be a massive issue. Then again you don`t say what heating system you have, i`m assuming.:)
     
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