Radiator Cabinet (Medium) £19.99 in Aldi this Sunday
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Radiator Cabinet (Medium) £19.99 in Aldi this Sunday

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

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

Medium

Internal dimensions: 98.5 x 80 x 15.5cm
External dimensions: 111.5 x 81.6 x 19cm

Product reference: 54173

36 Comments

Thanks

Going to get a couple, thanks captain ;-)

Good deal, but after spending 6/7 hours over 2 days at the weekend painting the fretwork on the damn thing, next time I'll pay a bit more for a ready painted one. You have been warned......(_;)

elwick

Good deal, but after spending 6/7 hours over 2 days at the weekend … Good deal, but after spending 6/7 hours over 2 days at the weekend painting the fretwork on the damn thing, next time I'll pay a bit more for a ready painted one. You have been warned......(_;)



I use a mini roller, the sponge squeezes in the gaps, turns out a very even cover, will take two coates though

Boosts up for heating bill in process of covering your radiator

Natural mDF???
Banned in the states for good reason

sonofaah

Natural mDF???Banned in the states for good reason



Except of course, it isn't banned in the states...

Although the internet has brought us many benefits, ill-informed conspiracy theorists/alarmists are certainly not one of them!

Natural MDF X)

Does anyone know where to buy the grille material... we'd like to repair ours!

A good garden centre would sell something similar you could use.
It's essentially trellis!

HankMcSpank

Does anyone know where to buy the grille material... we'd like to repair … Does anyone know where to buy the grille material... we'd like to repair ours!

Daft idea....a radiator cabinet will make your radiator much much less efficient and increase your fuel bill.
If you want to buy your radiator a present buy it a TRV instead.

Great idea (assuming you don't want your radiator to radiate).

Why would anyone want these? Apart from the fact that they reduce the efficiency of your radiator, they also look hideous!

The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is around it and that gives off heat, the net heat into the room is the same, it doesnt vanish (source: Newton). Bit it might cause your radiator to think the room is warmer than it is and turn off the thermostat.

Spacehduk

Why would anyone want these? Apart from the fact that they reduce the … Why would anyone want these? Apart from the fact that they reduce the efficiency of your radiator, they also look hideous!



I think these are nicer than plain rads,I have one in my kitchen,I used a mini roller also,but lol@ that person spending that many hours painting it.

Neckbeard

The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is … The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is around it and that gives off heat, the net heat into the room is the same, it doesnt vanish (source: Newton). Bit it might cause your radiator to think the room is warmer than it is and turn off the thermostat.


Except if you have a condensing boiler; the radiator won't give off it's heat as well. If the radiator can't disipate as much heat then the temperature of the water returning to the boiler will be higher than it could be, so the boiler will not be in condensing mode as long therefore will use more fuel. It will probably be pretty negligible though. Could be an issue if your rads are already too small for your room though. For efficient condensing boilers the aim should be to run the water temp as low as possible (below around 55c, so oversized and efficient radiators are key). Underfloor heating is actually the best for condensing boilers I believe.

Neckbeard

The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is … The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is around it and that gives off heat, the net heat into the room is the same, it doesnt vanish (source: Newton). Bit it might cause your radiator to think the room is warmer than it is and turn off the thermostat.



We could go into the science of it all. How the wood an air heat up differently. Hot air rises etc... At the end if the day these do reduce efficiency

HankMcSpank

Does anyone know where to buy the grille material... we'd like to repair … Does anyone know where to buy the grille material... we'd like to repair ours!



Think it will cost you as much as the new radiator cover tbh

Neckbeard

The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is … The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is around it and that gives off heat, the net heat into the room is the same, it doesnt vanish (source: Newton). Bit it might cause your radiator to think the room is warmer than it is and turn off the thermostat.



No that's baloney...the net heat into the room is less because in effect you are insulating the radiator. The heat returns to the boiler meaning less heat is dissipated into the room and your room fails to heat up as efficiently as it would do with a bare radiator. Try hanging some towels over a radiator if you don't believe me.

Neckbeard

The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is … The loss of efficiency claims are baloney. The radiator heats what is around it and that gives off heat, the net heat into the room is the same, it doesnt vanish (source: Newton). Bit it might cause your radiator to think the room is warmer than it is and turn off the thermostat.



Easily the most ridiculous thing i have read all day (_;)

Thermal Rider

No that's baloney...the net heat into the room is less because in effect … No that's baloney...the net heat into the room is less because in effect you are insulating the radiator. The heat returns to the boiler meaning less heat is dissipated into the room and your room fails to heat up as efficiently with a bare radiator. Try hanging some towels over a radiator if you don't believe me.



That doesn't make sense as the heat wouldn't actually be lost, it is in the towel, which is in the room. What about under floor heating, is the heat lost because you're insulating the pipes under the floor, with whatever material?

Thanks, was waiting to get one for hallway.

parabolica

That doesn't make sense as the heat wouldn't actually be lost, it is in … That doesn't make sense as the heat wouldn't actually be lost, it is in the towel, which is in the room. What about under floor heating, is the heat lost because you're insulating the pipes under the floor, with whatever material?


Simply put radiator covers depending on their design block approx 60% of the heat being radiated from the radiator.

Surely the loss of efficiency is only if you have a thermostate on the radiator.

I still think these look awful, like something you'd find at my grandma's

Thermal Rider

Simply put radiator covers depending on their design block approx 60% of … Simply put radiator covers depending on their design block approx 60% of the heat being radiated from the radiator.



so where does the blocked heat go? (your man Newton might be well miffed)...ultimately any heat disapated by the rad, has to itself be dissapated. So if there's a lot of hot air trapped under the rad cover that's gotta go somewhere (else you've just solved the energy crisis)...and that 'somewhere' is the room that the rad cover is located in.

Now if you want to talk about how rad covers hinder the bolier's ability to disapate heat that would be more accurate.




Edited by: "HankMcSpank" 16th Jan 2013

I know it's hard times but I do not want to kit my house out with Aldi items!!
COLD

HankMcSpank

so where does the blocked heat go? (your man Newton might be well … so where does the blocked heat go? (your man Newton might be well miffed)...ultimately any heat disapated by the rad, has to itself be dissapated. So if there's a lot of hot air trapped under the rad cover that's gotta go somewhere (else you've just solved the energy crisis)...and that 'somewhere' is the room that the rad cover is located in.It is a fact it does get lost. Who knows where but it is obvious if something is blocking something heat/cold/water then it will not pass through. Not really rocket science mate....Now if you want to talk about how rad covers hinder the bolier's ability to disapate heat that would be more accurate.

HankMcSpank

so where does the blocked heat go? (your man Newton might be well … so where does the blocked heat go? (your man Newton might be well miffed)...ultimately any heat disapated by the rad, has to itself be dissapated. So if there's a lot of hot air trapped under the rad cover that's gotta go somewhere (else you've just solved the energy crisis)...and that 'somewhere' is the room that the rad cover is located in.Now if you want to talk about how rad covers hinder the bolier's ability to disapate heat that would be more accurate.


the blocked heat returns to the boiler.... (which makes a condensing boiler less efficient and that's another drawback)

It really isn't rocket science people, air travels over the surface of your radiator and is warmed, anything that restricts the airflow will also reduce the output of the radiator. e.g. sticking your radiator in a box

The energy isn't lost it simply returns to the boiler instead of heating the room, which for obvious reasons isn't ideal.

If you can't understand this simple process you deserve to be cold
Edited by: "kiwikeen" 16th Jan 2013

I wonder if the same people that think this wont affect the efficiency have radiators switched on behind their sofas

All these people who think insulated doesn't stop heat loss might as well remove or their house insulation.

Bought a new house a while back that has one of these over every radiator. They look poncey, like those daft frilly dresses old ladies put on toilet roll holders. Of course they stop the radiator radiating heat into the room, they're made of bloody wood (mixed with formaldehyde) and trap the heat making the radiator less efficient, though by how much I don't know. If they have one advantage it's that they make the space above a radiator usable, ie by providing a shelf, if you like heated shelves in every room. Honestly? A nicely painted radiator disappears, you don't see it any more, but these just shout 'Hyacinth Bouquet.'. They are the indoor equivalent of fake stone cladding.

clarkeyi

I know it's hard times but I do not want to kit my house out with Aldi … I know it's hard times but I do not want to kit my house out with Aldi items!! COLD


You do know you're allowed to select which items you buy from shops don't you and can shop in more than one place?

This won't reduce the efficiency of the boiler or your fuel bills. It will however reduce the effectiveness of that radiator to warm the room.

clarkeyi

I know it's hard times but I do not want to kit my house out with Aldi … I know it's hard times but I do not want to kit my house out with Aldi items!! COLD



By all means go to Wickes and pay twice as much for the same thing. Be sure to leave the label on though so all your visitors know.

great price
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