Looks identical to the one I bought from Home Bargains last weekend for £2.99
All Radiator Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
Rental property! lol typical words of a greedy landlord. Give them carp that will rust and break then take it out of their bond money.
Bit of a false economy these, cheap for a reason, will start to crack in 12/18 months time, and then rust starts to show. If your not fitting yourself then the cost to fit one of these being approx £40 means having to get another fitted in 2 years if you want to keep it looking good, it will soon add up. Or you fit something decent for £100 and it will last you years. But if you fit yourself, have a rental property or something your renovating to sell on then these tick the boxes as a quick fix.
is this really easy to install?
It says it's available for delivery when I click the link if that's any use?
loads in my area
There is one left in Northampton. Shall I go for it or not. It is quite small for two towels.
We got a similar one from b&q only larger and have problems with it leaking. The seal is just a simple o ring rather than the more elaborate knuckle type joint on more expensive radiators and seems more prone to leak
3 in Gravesend store
i have the tado thermostat and it is great. justification of the smart TRV - I'm not so sure, they are very expensive and its not like a house only needs one or two.
Not that huge a deal (original £59). If you need two or four, check out the 2pack or 4pack offer that Tado have on their official website at the moment.
No longer stocked.
I only have very minimal experience of Oil Radiators but boyf uses them in his house (all electric cos he's in the Highlands and they don't get gas!!). I found 1.5kW kept the living room "comfortable" but I'd probably have needed a higher heat output - my flat isn't even that big. I paid flippin' £30 for it because I was desperate and carried it home from Morrisons a few hours after my boiler had its death warrant issued (always happens in winter, doesn't it)! :p
Overall heat output is exactly the same for both, heat up and cool down times differ as mentioned. Oil filed ones have a couple of advantages though... With convection heaters you sometimes get the burning smell where dust has settled on the exposed heating element. Some say convection heaters dry the air more. That element exposure would probably make it unsuitable for where kids are about as they're more likely to drop something inside or cover it with something, so you could argue that oil filled is a little safer.
The only difference is that this will take 5+min to produce heat and 5+min to cool down. When this eventually leakes the oil may ruin your carpet. Oh and this is a lot heavier.. which will also ruin a carpet (flirt)
I think we've been down this road last time CPC advertised a heater The trolls were out in force that day.
Isn't that just the everyday story of HUKD? :(
I think qbs is not getting any at the moment. (shock)
Loving all the anger and passive aggression about 50 pence radiator keys (lol)
I'm always willing to learn (y) Which specific zinc alloy is harder/stronger than brass?
I've got brass bleed screws. Just saying.
I don’t pay any subscription costs!?
Maybe you want to mention the hidden subscription costs for geofencing hm? Seems tado are not too proud of it so they try to hide it as much as possible.
Nice to see that these 'designer' nonsense 'smart' heating control manufacturers are finally coming round to the wireless zoning concept pioneered by Honeywll Evohome several years ago, eh?
No it won't tell Nest to start the boiler. It will just regulate the heat in the radiator while nest tells the boiler to run. Might be able to use or create an applet on IFTTT to make it work with a smart thermostat other than the tado thermostat.
my bad Edited.
Looks like quite a dirty solution. It that case, why just not add Tado Thermostat (to control the boiler directly) for approximately £95-100 and have a clean setup?
I beg to to differ. Like I said they can be connected via 3rd party such as IFTTT. I know for fact that smart TRVs like Tado, Energinie etc. Can via IFTTT request the nest thermostat to call for heat.
No, as Tado TRV would not be able to request heat from Nest. I know what they are, as I have full Tado setup.
I highly rate Tado over Hive or Nest. It's more suited to larger homes tho, we have Tado TRVs in every room and have saved £££s by only heating the rooms that need it at certain times of the day; bedrooms at night, kitchen & breakfast room in morning, games room, living room, dining room in evening etc. The TRVs also report the Humidity which is handy in the bathrooms - using IFTTT you could trigger an extractor fan to come on for example rather than run it constantly with a light switch.
It's not the same thing. These are TRVs ,using them would give you zone control. As for working with Nest or Hive, you just like the 2 "eco systems" like you would with most other IoT systems.
Because the tado thermostat is an extra expense and this is a site for hot deals i.e. bargains. It isn't much of a bargain if you need to shell out for something else which, if you own a hive or a nest, you already have. Therefore the statement is valid, but I will accept i should have stated "any" from the start.
Yes, and will be fine in a flat with communal boiler. But if you have your own boiler, why not get a Tado thermostat as well. I was just saying, that "works with Nest or Hive" is a wrong statement.
I don't think this works with hive or nest. They are competing proprietary systems. These trvs control the hot water flow to your radiators. They depend on your boiler receiving the signal to pump hot water. If the boiler is not pumping hot water and the trv valve open, the radiator doesn't get hot as no hot water is flowing. So if you use nest/hive, and nest/hive tells the boiler to stop circulating hot water (because the temp is reached), tado trvs won't know that. For these trvs to work well, I think you also need the tado thermostat (wired to boiler directly) or tado extension kit (which is wired to boiler, and receives on/off command for heating water from trvs).
If you were to buy Tado starter kit with 2 TRV's (vertical or horizontal), I think it would make sense just to buy Tado thermostat for £99 and sell Nest on Ebay. (check on Tado website what configuration you need.)
Picture looks nice with no pipes coming off it, Don't think it would look very attractive with two copper pipes going up/down the wall, unless you have a false wall, Like FraankMorrison above said the one in screwfix is a better deal and will give out more BTUs
This one is pitacs designer rad not the cheap import stuff...
My pipes come out of the floor, so it would cost quite a bit to get them hidden for this. Better with a tall standing one.
500 x 600 towel rad is £30 in screwfix
This is actually a reasonable deal, however, as ever it depends on the height and width dynamics when taken with the heating requirements. For example, if you look at Brooklyn Trading they do not have a type 22 radiator of this size available. The nearest is 1000 x 400 at a cost of £23.99 which appears amazing value. The rub though is the heat output. The Wicks panel has a BTU/h of 7958 which is significantly higher than the Brooklyn panel which is 4517.
Bought Wickes pack 10 rad valves 20 years ago 7 out of the pack leaked so never bought any of their plumbing stuff since with the exception of copper pipe :S
Wickes radiators aren't good quality. That's why the guarantee is $#*%
When I bought my radiators from Wickes 5 years ago, they had a Myson label on the fins, so could still be the case that they are made by Myson.
That's a terrible price, Brooklyn traders is much cheaper
Had mine a few years, only issue I found, they adjust themselves...I have noticed with heating ON,and you adjust them, you can see the knob VERY slowly rotate, maybe only one number, then it stops, strange..
Anyone know if these are the plumbers ones. I renewed all mine in 2004 to 2005 with ERA type. I have had a few fail and all with the same problem. The plastic internals break and the top drops off. Happened to 4 of mine and all failed in a matter of weeks which was odd yet the other 6 are fine. I couldn't get the original one but the plumsure ones from B and Q fit ok. Will see how long these last.
Just put this on a radiator in my house, annoyingly and loudly whistles when near the thermostat temperature.
I got these some time ago. They are mainly metal except the top which contains sensor. No problem with tightening etc but they do get stuck from time to time leaving your room freezing cold. They not truly bidirectional.
This looks very similar to the one recently put on my rental place. The screw-fastener on the underside of the dial loosens itself off when it gets even anywhere near tight. Plastic fitting internals etc. just let go and it pops off. PITA to adjust because of this - as it can never be tight enough to never budge on twist. Wouldn't recommend.
I have the netatmo boiler remote stat, but I use energenie. mi-home rad stats. I am happy with the set up.
Got them, and they can be a total nuisance (noisy for bedrooms especially and not very accurate) - if you are disabled and can't bend to reach them like me they get left on one setting when I do want to vary the temperature, nor useful if you have one in an awkward location even for able bodied (got one of those too!) They are also not long lived and I have had several changes (capsules and bodies) of various brands over the years. Have tried a bluetooth valve and it was defective out of he box and poorly reviewed so it didn't inspire me to try more!
Go for a thermostatic radiator valve .... Cheap and easy to use 🤔
Bought one earlier this week and it was delivered yesterday if that eases anyones concerns.
from a few other maplin deals on here recently, it looks like they are struggling to get couriers to deliver their orders. so I'm not sure if i would risk this. i have been waiting for a price like this, but there is no guarantee that they don't close down completely before your order is fulfilled. order on credit card if you are going to order. i don't have a credit card or i would have risked it.
The on-line leaflet doesnt appear to be working right now; it keeps failing at 20-30%; if you have a store near you go in and have a look, they come in black or white. If I can get the leaflet to load, I will try and post the link. Not showing still, but I found an old HUKD post about it, that contains the basic spec here
Can you please provide a link? I'm currently in the market for one. Many thanks
Lidl/Aldi version is less than half this price - and with a proper warranty (in store right now at Lidl).
Nothing like a "enhanced chimney effect"
Cheap in the summer, expensive in the winter
Why is this so cold looks a decent price
The problem is the boiler is in the kitchen on an internal wall (utility room is behind it). The flue is on the roof above the kitchen due to it being an extended part of the house. I will go home and have a look, didn't stay overnight due to it being so cold!
Check the outside of your house. It is a pipe that comes out through the wall from the back/bottom of you boiler. Mine is white PVC and positioned almost exactly as in the YouTube video.
Where is this pipe located? Mines just packed up
Mine just happened! It's a Worcester as well! I'll research it now thank you!
Got the exact same thing branded as homebase. Bought it to keep campervan warm at night but it's not big enough or powerful enough even for a space that's 5ft by 9ft so its completely useless. Total waste of money.
Good deal! I have one of these that I keep for emergency’s. They’re very good!
Walked into my local Morrisons and they had a 1.5kW oil heater on sale for £15, most supermarkets seem to be doing similar deals right now.
I think this is the Amazon link, and they've price matched :)
£16 with Prime delivery. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015EQ95PK
Stainless steel always tend to kick out more heat too.
Mines rusted. Its just a short lived product. Soon will look horrid and a hassle to replace.
Great price +. But insufficient output to heat the room
Heat added .. is what I would say when I install these. Sorry I will go now.
BTU output is fairly low for such a size. 2010 BTU/h
Buy white not chrome. White pushes the heat out more, chrome retains
Everybody is different I'd rather pay more money for Stainless Steel and I did as I'd already bought a Chrome one without realising it would rust and the Plumber advised buying a SS one so I did. I was only putting it out there as many people don't realise they rust.
I can afford to when stainless steel ones this size are £500 if you know where there £200 I'd appreciate the link
Goto screwfix. They are cheaper....