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    • Trixsie1989
    • By Trixsie1989 5th Aug 18, 8:37 AM
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    Heated towel rail
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    • 5th Aug 18, 8:37 AM
    Heated towel rail 5th Aug 18 at 8:37 AM
    Yes or no from anyone who has these please? Currently planning our new bathroom
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 6th Aug 18, 1:41 PM
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    Our towel rails are linked to the hot water control, not the CH, so they operate throughout the year. I thought that was how all towel rails worked?
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Interesting. Are they in a primary circuit that heats a hot water cylinder?
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 6th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    If you do go for a tall towel rail type radiator consider tiling behind it. We didn't do that and it's a right pain to paint behind.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 6th Aug 18, 5:14 PM
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    As for them not being on when the CH is off, that sounds like they aren't connected up correctly. Our towel rails are linked to the hot water control, not the CH, so they operate throughout the year. I thought that was how all towel rails worked?
    Originally posted by LandyAndy

    Yes, we have ours linked in to the hot water return; it's the canny way to do it. Our one does have an electric connection, but we've never needed it.
    • traineepensioner
    • By traineepensioner 6th Aug 18, 11:39 PM
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    We have two towel rails in our bathroom. Excellent things wouldn't be without them, certainly not for a radiator.

    As for them not being on when the CH is off, that sounds like they aren't connected up correctly. Our towel rails are linked to the hot water control, not the CH, so they operate throughout the year. I thought that was how all towel rails worked?
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    A good idea but I don't think that would work in our situation. We only have one radiator in the bathroom and our heating is via a combi boiler, which only produces hot water on demand.
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 7th Aug 18, 8:14 AM
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    Interesting. Are they in a primary circuit that heats a hot water cylinder?
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    Yes they are.
    • Summer17
    • By Summer17 7th Aug 18, 8:41 AM
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    The reason people complain about cold bathrooms with towel warmers is that their towel warmer simply isn't big enough. Just like with a radiator, you need calculate what output you need for the room size - toasty warm ones do exist but tend to be quite tall.
    Originally posted by mrschaucer
    I agree with the above. I have a towl rail and heat the bathroom well and dry the towls Make sure it big enough to heat the room. Thou get stainless steel the chrome after 10 years need replacing.
    • EmmyLou30
    • By EmmyLou30 7th Aug 18, 5:15 PM
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    The mistake most make is buying one too small to do the job of heating the room. Annoys me so much when I watch homes under the hammer and they've installed some pathetic little thing in a giant bathroom that the next poor sod will find is useless. Ours is fairly large for a small bathroom and does a perfect job of heating and towel drying as we sized it correctly.
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