Your advise on radiators

13 Oct 2003
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United Kingdom
Hi all,

Any suggestion will be appreciated.

We will be installing some new rad's, the hallway requires btu out put of 14000

I can either put 1 rad 600+1800 with double convector btu 14000

Or I can have 2 rad 600+1800 600+1400 with single convector, I have room for 2.

My question to you all is, which one of the above will be better in terms of heat or if there’s any other benefits?

Many Thanks
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I would think that 2 single rads would give slightly better heat (due to more air circulation - or maybe not). But others will perhaps be able to answer that question better.

But either way, is your hall big and wide, or is it small / narrow.

If its big, id use 2 singles. If its narrow or small, id use 1 double.

I mean, 2 rads on either side of a narrow hallway would be perhaps 'unasthetic'.
In fact, seeing as your using a double or 2 singles... its not likely to be a small room. ;)

I would use 2 singles, at opposite ends of the room. But its probably just your personal choice, provided there is no problem with routing pipes to both rads.
Hallway is big and wide for 2 rad's and it should circulate air more openly I think so I will go for 2 rad's.

I'm just thinking, how about putting 1 upstairs in the hallway?

Shall I do this? because generally speaking heat will rise up anyway.

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Probably better to have both downstairs, becuase the heat rising will create the circulation.
I'd put them near the heat losses, ie doors and windows.

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