Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 15th Oct 16, 2:42 PM
    • 2,179Posts
    • 240Thanks
    britishboy
    Can't find a new radiator same width as old one
    • #1
    • 15th Oct 16, 2:42 PM
    Can't find a new radiator same width as old one 15th Oct 16 at 2:42 PM
    Am slowly replacing all of the old radiators in the house, most have been fairly standard sizes and been direct swaps, but our bedroom one is 1320mm wide x 600mm high. Height is fine, but struggling to find one thats 1320 mm. Can find 1200 mm and 1400 mm but nothing in between, what options do we have please? Its going to be a very minimalist bedroom so ideally want it to look really tidy once completed.

    What will be the cheaper, or least hassle option?
    Last edited by britishboy; 20-10-2016 at 3:16 PM.
Page 1
    • andyhop
    • By andyhop 15th Oct 16, 3:43 PM
    • 1,824 Posts
    • 933 Thanks
    andyhop
    • #2
    • 15th Oct 16, 3:43 PM
    • #2
    • 15th Oct 16, 3:43 PM
    Myson , stelrad, permo all do 1300mm

    Bung a pair of 10mm radiator extensions on either side
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature. If you’re not sure why please read the forum rules or email the forum team if you’re still unsure
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 15th Oct 16, 4:44 PM
    • 2,409 Posts
    • 1,346 Thanks
    TheCyclingProgrammer
    • #3
    • 15th Oct 16, 4:44 PM
    • #3
    • 15th Oct 16, 4:44 PM
    Radiator extensions or have the pipework modified. If you can afford the labour and its not too disruptive I'd go for the pipework modification personally - it will look much neater and its not a big job.
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 15th Oct 16, 5:31 PM
    • 1,051 Posts
    • 1,554 Thanks
    FreeBear
    • #4
    • 15th Oct 16, 5:31 PM
    • #4
    • 15th Oct 16, 5:31 PM
    I'd moved the radiator in the lounge recently, that was a 1300mm jobbie that I'd picked up from Wickes several years ago. Looking at their web site, they still do a couple (500mm & 600mm high). Double panel, so it will kick out more heat than a single panel - 6478BTU or 1.89Kw
    Her courage will change the world.

    Treasure the moments that you have. Savour them for as long as you can for they will never come back again.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 20th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
    • 2,179 Posts
    • 240 Thanks
    britishboy
    • #5
    • 20th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
    • #5
    • 20th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
    Thanks all, we're after a modern looking rad (we like the gloss black 'tube' type radiators or the anthracite finish) but cant find any even in 1300mm width, the pipework will be hidden by a low bed, so could we fit a 1200mm wide on and use 60mm extensions on each end of it?
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 4th Jan 17, 1:55 PM
    • 2,179 Posts
    • 240 Thanks
    britishboy
    • #6
    • 4th Jan 17, 1:55 PM
    • #6
    • 4th Jan 17, 1:55 PM
    gonna bump this up as its time to buy my radiator (bedroom is freeeezing at present), does anyone please know if I could use a 60mm extension each side of a 1200mm radiator to fit a 1320 gap?
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 4th Jan 17, 2:45 PM
    • 2,409 Posts
    • 1,346 Thanks
    TheCyclingProgrammer
    • #7
    • 4th Jan 17, 2:45 PM
    • #7
    • 4th Jan 17, 2:45 PM
    gonna bump this up as its time to buy my radiator (bedroom is freeeezing at present), does anyone please know if I could use a 60mm extension each side of a 1200mm radiator to fit a 1320 gap?
    Originally posted by britishboy
    You could but I would still pay to have the pipework modified, personally. One less connection to potentially cause a leak and will look better.
    • marc81
    • By marc81 4th Jan 17, 2:52 PM
    • 118 Posts
    • 44 Thanks
    marc81
    • #8
    • 4th Jan 17, 2:52 PM
    • #8
    • 4th Jan 17, 2:52 PM
    One of the first results when I googled 1320 radiator...

    http://www.cplwholesale.com/online-store/Store/product-details/Vienna-Line-600mm-x-1320mm-K1-Single-Radiator-K1613
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 4th Jan 17, 5:26 PM
    • 17,908 Posts
    • 40,782 Thanks
    peachyprice
    • #9
    • 4th Jan 17, 5:26 PM
    • #9
    • 4th Jan 17, 5:26 PM
    OP wants black or anthracite.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 4th Jan 17, 8:02 PM
    • 2,065 Posts
    • 1,359 Thanks
    EssexExile
    OP wants black or anthracite.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    He can paint it.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 5th Jan 17, 8:43 AM
    • 17,908 Posts
    • 40,782 Thanks
    peachyprice
    He can paint it.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    That can be a whole new thread
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • blackshirtuk
    • By blackshirtuk 5th Jan 17, 10:22 AM
    • 484 Posts
    • 274 Thanks
    blackshirtuk
    could use these...

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/rigid-trv-extension-piece-60mm/2456r



    you may also find there is some movement in the pipe coming up from the floor.

    It is not a massive job to move the pipework but will require a drain down of the system
    • dave030445
    • By dave030445 8th Jan 17, 3:57 PM
    • 890 Posts
    • 241 Thanks
    dave030445
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/telescopic-trv-extension-piece-25-50mm/3628r
    these are better no need to cut to length
    Last edited by dave030445; 08-01-2017 at 3:59 PM.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,663Posts Today

7,467Users online

Martin's Twitter