Radiator Cabinet (Large) £29.99 in Aldi this Sunday sales
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Radiator Cabinet (Large) £29.99 in Aldi this Sunday sales

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Found 15th Jan 2013
Aldi this Sunday 20th Jan special sales

Natural MDF, ready to paint to match your room
Untreated and easy to attach

Large

Internal Dimensions: 138.5 x 80 x 15.5cm
External Dimensions: 151.5 x 81.6 x 19cm
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Kept putting off buying these- glad I waited! Thanks
I never got the point of these. Convection current is reduced significantly with them on.
And a radiator is precisely a convection heater.
waitingformyfirmware

I never got the point of these. Convection current is reduced … I never got the point of these. Convection current is reduced significantly with them on. :|And a radiator is precisely a convection heater.



I think of it mainly as stopping scolds. With a 5 year old and a 2 year old I can see the point. Mind you I think I remember an elderly auntie collapsed and passed out against a radiator and got badly burnt.
alexus

I think of it mainly as stopping scolds. With a 5 year old and a 2 year … I think of it mainly as stopping scolds. With a 5 year old and a 2 year old I can see the point. Mind you I think I remember an elderly auntie collapsed and passed out against a radiator and got badly burnt.



Apologies for my ignorance. I'm sorry to hear about your relative. I don't have children *yet* and my extended family live in a country without central heating. Heh.
What paint would you use to paint them
What paint would you use to paint them
was just about to post about paint - you cant use any old paint on these.

you may have to prime them first, then use a solvent based wood paint, or you can get one coat stuff now too if you want a white colour
http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/paint/interior-paint/white/one-coat-paints/satin/Ronseal-One-Coat-Melamine-and-MDF-Paint-White-750ml-9253590

I use one in my bedroom as it is opposite my bed, and I have a tv on it and some pictures etc .
To esure as little heat as possible is absorbed by it, I fully lined the solid bits inside with reflective foil, the type that you usually put behind a raditator, so that the maximum amount of heat is reflected out through the gaps in to the room, does the job for me.
so fuel bills are at an all time high and we are currently experiencing a very cold spell. So lets buy a totally useless product that will make our heating work less effectively. no thanks. I think only suitable and appreciated by people who in the summer have their windows open in their car while the air con is on.
Good price. I could do with one for the radiator in the hall. It'll be perfect to use as a shelf for keys, post, etc... Thanks!
If it is to prevent scolds, can that not be achieved by just turning the radiator down?
they are used to improve the look of a room by hiding a radiator and for safety when a radiator has been placed somewhere dangerous like just down from the stairs
i have got them throughout the house and we have not noticed any heat loss
Just taken ours off. Amazing how much heat they stop.
If your worried about burns on a radiator then your boiler temp is too high or get the proper metal guards.
If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave themselves...
Voted cold, because that's what your room will be. Reduces radiator efficiency by around 50%. As others have said, if your radiators are hot enough to burn skin, you need to turn your boiler down.
azzy129

so fuel bills are at an all time high and we are currently experiencing a … so fuel bills are at an all time high and we are currently experiencing a very cold spell. So lets buy a totally useless product that will make our heating work less effectively. no thanks. I think only suitable and appreciated by people who in the summer have their windows open in their car while the air con is on.


Or for people who are concerned about their young children getting scolded.
Jasper18

If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave … If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave themselves...


You havent got kids then ;-)
Matt0377

Jasper18 If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to … Jasper18 If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave themselves...You havent got kids then ;-)



accidents happen!
If you use radiator foil behind the rad itself and also inside the cover you dont lose anywhere near as much as without.
So will these only be on sale on Sunday?
Voted Hot, good price. Whether you prefer safety and looks to any reduction in heat is surely up to the individual and nothing to do with whether its a good price for this item compared to others on the market?
if you can get burnt off a radiator turn down your thermostat..
The puns are because of the miss-spelling.......scolding or scalding
These are for people that put a dolly on a toilet roll
Jasper18

If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave … If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave themselves...



Wouldn't you need to scold them quite often until they learn how to behave?

I can understand the concerns about small children possibly scalding themselves on hot radiators; but wouldn't covering some radiators so they don't heat efficiently mean the heating system working overtime to keep the room temperature up, and probably overheating radiators and pipes even more?

Not voting as I've no idea how much these normally cost...

Edited by: "wombat6025" 16th Jan 2013
If you use a radiator cover in a room with the wall thermostat you will increase you gas bill because the cooling effect of the cover will cause the thermostat to call for more heat and heat up the rest of the radiators in the house....
ps.....i did not copy wombats idea............his was edited to include this info after i posted,but this does not make wombat a bad person!
Edited by: "antenna" 16th Jan 2013
antenna

If you use a radiator cover in a room with the wall thermostat you will … If you use a radiator cover in a room with the wall thermostat you will increase you gas bill because the cooling effect of the cover will cause the thermostat to call for more heat and heat up the rest of the radiators in the house....



Which means you'll need to buy covers for them, and protectors for any pipework... ...great item from the retailers perspective
SCALDED!!! not scolded. And actually it's burned, since a scald is a wet burn. I wouldn't have these covers either for the reasons set out above. However, I do think they look so much better than "bare radiators". It's up to people whether or not they want to bear the reduction in heat, it's good though that people thinking about buying them are being told the facts here. I've voted hot, as it's a good price for those who still want them.

Edited to add - my late brother in law fell into a diabetic coma against a bathroom radiator and was there for half an hour. He was hospitalised for over a week due to the burn he received. Just thinking as someone pointed out that these could be a good safety device if you have a person with difficult to control diabetes, epilepsy or some other condition where the person can pass out. Even if a radiator isnt roasting hot, it can burn if skin is against it for a while.
Edited by: "therealslimkaty" 16th Jan 2013
if your buying these for safety then your buying the wrong product. We had one in the hall for looks and I had to repair it at least once a month after my 4 year old had pushed it through. certainly would stand up to an adult falling against it. These are for decorative purposes only, if you want a cover for safety get a proper metal one, which also don't reduce heat output.
alexus

I think of it mainly as stopping scolds. With a 5 year old and a 2 year … I think of it mainly as stopping scolds. With a 5 year old and a 2 year old I can see the point. Mind you I think I remember an elderly auntie collapsed and passed out against a radiator and got badly burnt.


I have a 4 and a 2 year old and agree with waitingformyfirmware here - never seen the point of these except to reduce heat output from the radiators and collect dust.

I just ensured my kids were aware of the heat and they stay back from them.
Jasper18

If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave … If you're worried about scolding your children, just get them to behave themselves...



Clearly you don't have children, thus shouldn't be making uninformed, moronic comments like this

EDIT: Oh, are you trying to be clever with the typo? Either way, moronic
Edited by: "marteee" 16th Jan 2013
marteee

Clearly you don't have children, thus shouldn't be making uninformed, … Clearly you don't have children, thus shouldn't be making uninformed, moronic comments like thisEDIT: Oh, are you trying to be clever with the typo? Either way, moronic



Funny how someone missing such an obvious pun feels happy to call others morons...
marteee

Clearly you don't have children, thus shouldn't be making uninformed, … Clearly you don't have children, thus shouldn't be making uninformed, moronic comments like thisEDIT: Oh, are you trying to be clever with the typo? Either way, moronic



I have kids and don't have these on my rads because they're pointless - just like I don't have steps made out of sponge etc.

As long as the wee ones do as they're told and learn from their mistakes, they don't tend to sit and hug the radiators when they're on.

marteeeClearly you don't have children, thus shouldn't be making … marteeeClearly you don't have children, thus shouldn't be making uninformed, moronic comments like this EDIT: Oh, are you trying to be clever with the typo? Either way, moronic



Don't you just love the anger and aggression that surfaces on this site. Jeez, get a life mate...
My word people will argue about anything!
The word for personal burns is SCALD and the verb is SCALDING, e.g children are liable to be scolded in order to prevent scalding
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