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Help with replacing old radiator please.

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Hello, I'm currently redecorating my sons room and would like to change his old radiator. His current one is 835mm width and 535mm height. I can't seem to find any that size so was wondering if I c… Read More
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7m, 1w agoPosted 7 months, 1 week ago
Hello,

I'm currently redecorating my sons room and would like to change his old radiator. His current one is 835mm width and 535mm height. I can't seem to find any that size so was wondering if I could buy a 800mm x 600mm and add something to fill gap? Cheers
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7m, 1w agoPosted 7 months, 1 week ago
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If his radiator is really old it won't be that efficient so it's possible that a newer radiator won't need to be the same size.

Measure the room and look online and it will give you the heat requirements and then find a radiator to meet those needs.

I'd estimate you'll need a small amount of plumbing
#2
The height doesn't really matter - if the width is narrower you will likely need to extend the pipework to make up the shortfall.
#3
Buy rad extension. They Start at 10mm. 99p at toolstation then you can get other types and lengths. Not a problem as you can leave pipe work as is
#4
As Wayne has said you buy radiator valve extensions just done it on a few radiators for my mother in law. They are available all over screwfix , tool station etc
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hutchir9
As Wayne has said you buy radiator valve extensions just done it on a few radiators for my mother in law. They are available all over screwfix , tool station etc


It's a old single radiator so not sure to get a double one or just stick with single. It's only a small bedroom but want the best efficiency. Thanks for the help people :)
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millward84
hutchir9
As Wayne has said you buy radiator valve extensions just done it on a few radiators for my mother in law. They are available all over screwfix , tool station etc
It's a old single radiator so not sure to get a double one or just stick with single. It's only a small bedroom but want the best efficiency. Thanks for the help people :)

That's why you need to measure the room as per post one to see what BTU's you will need for the new rad.

This tells you how it's very easy.

http://www.diy.com/help-ideas/btu-radiator-calculator/Dev_npcart_100006.art

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