Smiths Hydronic Plinth Heater

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Hi.

I'm fitting extra kitchen units and need to remove a 1.3m central-heated radiator. The kitchen is 34 cubic meters.

Hence, I am tempted by the Smiths SS5 heater.

Are they a good option, or should I look at a different options? If the latter, which one?
I do have space for a tall radiator on the same wall, but needs to be less than 500m wide and 100mm shallow.

Do these hydronic heaters work with a standard TRV? Can't find any info on this, but can't see why not.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice/tips offered.
 
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I think the normal way to regulate them is with a wall thermostat that turns the fan on and off.
 
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Having recently fitted a Myson (having looked at Smiths) Kickspace plinth heater at home I can recommend them - much better heat distribution and faster warm up time in what was quite a cold kitchen.

Fitted with remote wall stat which offers good temperature & function control.

http://www.myson.co.uk/products/kickspace_hydronic.asp
 
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Thanks for the info Newboy.

Is the Myson quiet too?

Why did you opt for the Myson and not the Smiths?
 
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The Myson is quiet on the lowest speed setting (which works fine in the area it's heating)

Went for Myson because:

a) The wall mounted control seems to offer more options - power/fan speed/temperature all of which means there's no need to bend down to the plinth to operate the unit.
b) I've fitted other Myson products and they seem well made.
 
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5 yr warranty with Smiths. More reliable than Myson (we fit them regularly as we're a heating contractor).

The smiths uses a temperature sensor on the flow pipe inside the unit, no TRV is needed or should be fitted. Size the unit to be suitable on low speed metrics.
 
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More reliable than Myson

Well that's cheered me up! :)

The smiths uses a temperature sensor on the flow pipe inside the unit

That only controls the fan, low flow temperature on flow pipework stops the fan - it doesn't control room temperature (exactly as Myson). External thermostat (wall mounted) is a must for effective room temperature control (optional extras from both Smiths & Myson)


5 yr warranty with Smiths

Worth considering!
 
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