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Traditional looking replacement radiator

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jtmk, 5 Jun 2018.

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    Hi, I need to replace a 600 x 900 K2 double panel double convector radiator and the missus wants a traditional looking column radiator. I can't find anything with those dimensions. Any suggestions?
     
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    Get a different size...?
     
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    600 high is standard,900 long could be available but may need a compromise =/- 80mm

    The pipes will need altering anyway to accommodate the new rad connection distance to the wall,also consider the heat output difference between a column and a proper radiator.

    decent columns of your size will be around £400+
    be cheaper and less trouble to buy your missus a new hand bag ;)
     
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    Thanks for help Old&Cold...unfortunately I've already removed the old radiator so a handbag's not going to keep my son's room warm next Winter unless I set fire to it!

    I went for this in the end for £199 from Soak.com:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hope you've either ordered the feet to go with it or you have a good solid wall to hang it off -- those are properly heavy and the brackets are totally unsuitable for plasterboard walls including dot and dab
     
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    As what muggles has mentioned ^ re gripit.

    Your column rad will require decent wall fixings,if your wall is a plasterboard partition consider using snap toggler (m6) see video for toggler & gripit comparison (near end of video)

    if the wall is not a plasterboard partition then other fixings will be required.

    The plasterboard needs to be in good condition,correctly attached to vertical supports and plastered.Remember the column rad will weigh 3 stone +

    happy plumbing :cool:
     
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    Hi,

    Sorry for the delay but just wanted to thank you for your advice. I ordered the feet for the radiator and all now installed with no worries of it coming off the wall now. Thanks for the advice.

    Cheers

    JT
     
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    Thanks for the update - always good to get feedback and hear of good outcomes :)
     
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