High Quality Flat Ladder Towel Radiator Chrome 400 x 700mm 176W 601Btu @ £29.99 (was £59.99) From ScrewFix
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High Quality Flat Ladder Towel Radiator Chrome 400 x 700mm 176W 601Btu @ £29.99 (was £59.99) From ScrewFix

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Found 5th Dec 2012
Bought these and these are absolutely great. They very shiny and look very nice.

Very good build quality overall. Also come with 5 year manufacturer guarantee. Also from a big retailer unlike buying from eBay where the warranties are only upto the point where everyone forgets about it.
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Well documented rust issues with these i believe. Price is Hot, but you will be swapping it out regularly. Would presonally go for the stainless one for £99 despite the price difference.
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Tyranicus66

Well documented rust issues with these i believe. Price is Hot, but you … Well documented rust issues with these i believe. Price is Hot, but you will be swapping it out regularly. Would presonally go for the stainless one for £99 despite the price difference.


Hi,
I have had my older one replaced which I had for about 3 years. There were no rust issues with it. It was too high. I replaced it with 2 of these arranged side by side.
Edited by: "abv" 5th Dec 2012
I agree with the rust issues . I had mine in the bathroom and it only lasted about 12 months before it was pitted with rust.
Unfortunately i had tiled the whole bathroom, so getting something else ment replacing 4 tiles where the holes were drilled in.

Great item if you selling your house and want that extra touch in the bathroom. But make sure that you sell your house within 12 months!

:-)
Screwfix are a good retailer and will look after you should it happen, but by the looks of the evidence it probably will happen.

community.screwfix.com/mes…749
Must add £5 for delivery making £34.99 online ... Look here, higher output AND cheaper! toolstation.com/sho…496
Always doubted the benefit of a silver "radiator" - ours gets hot but the bathroom is freezing! Seem to recall that teapots where silver to keep the heat in rather than radiate it. Saving that it is a good price
I always wonder about the colour of radiators! One on a vehicle is painted black to emit maximum heat from radiator and yet household ones are painted white to emit maximum heat from the radiator!:|
posted last month for same price . the comments about rust put me off buying.
we have one of these and i must say its very disappointing!... the bathroom is still cold even tho the radiator is boiling, would only recommend if you have a small bathroom really otherwise, they aint that good
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Nice deal

http://i.imgur.com/nuR4V.gif
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people fit these without rinsing through & adding inhibitor to the system. Yes they will rust but should last many years longer if you fit them correctly
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nicki1987

we have one of these and i must say its very disappointing!... the … we have one of these and i must say its very disappointing!... the bathroom is still cold even tho the radiator is boiling, would only recommend if you have a small bathroom really otherwise, they aint that good



These are basically towel rails & not built for heat output. You can find out what BTU you need online for each room & then select the appropriate radiator. People sometimes just buy these because they look pretty without thinking will it produce enough heat.
These are crap, they rust way too easy.
Good price but heard towel rails give off very little heat to warm the room. So if you have a larger room maybe not the answer if you don't keep a radiator

I always wonder about the colour of radiators! One on a vehicle is … I always wonder about the colour of radiators! One on a vehicle is painted black to emit maximum heat from radiator and yet household ones are painted white to emit maximum heat from the radiator!:|



Funnily enough, MoneySavingExpert did a piece on this just recently (& said it didn't matter):
moneysavingexpert.com/uti…ths

Anyone know where I can find a non-heated towel rail of a similar size/style to these heated ones? All the non-heated ones I can find seem to only carry one or two towels, not large bath towels. I have underfloor heating so no where suitable to plumb in a heated one.

Alternatively I suppose it would always be possible to get a heated one and not plumb it in, where abouts are the valves to connect it to the heating system? Are they visible?
Edited by: "iambigred" 5th Dec 2012
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You have to be careful with these as rust can also occur internally as well and therefore could flow through all the heating and damage your boiler, you have carry out the balancing exercise, i.e. cheap towel radiator or damaged boiler.
r these easy to install or does it have to be done by a professional? we already have a towel rail installed but was looking at getting a new one, would it just be a case of swapping them and using the same electricity point without having change anything on the electrical side of things?
I'd rather go for one of these with heat output of 1030 BTUs for an extra £15

plumbworld.co.uk/dur…639
A long warranty isn't that much help once it's installed....

These seem to be on a permanent discount at Screwfix. Not necessarily the bargain they appear.

Personally I chose a larger, better quality one elsewhere.
iambigred

Anyone know where I can find a non-heated towel rail of a similar … Anyone know where I can find a non-heated towel rail of a similar size/style to these heated ones? All the non-heated ones I can find seem to only carry one or two towels, not large bath towels. I have underfloor heating so no where suitable to plumb in a heated one.Alternatively I suppose it would always be possible to get a heated one and not plumb it in, where abouts are the valves to connect it to the heating system? Are they visible?



There is also the option to get an electrically heated free standing one
YouDontWantToKnow

These are basically towel rails & not built for heat output. You can find … These are basically towel rails & not built for heat output. You can find out what BTU you need online for each room & then select the appropriate radiator. People sometimes just buy these because they look pretty without thinking will it produce enough heat.



this is not true people do use them for heat as well as using them for just towels, our one has a very high heat output, but if your bathroom is cold then they are just no good. i would look into it before buying
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