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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 12th Oct 18, 10:43 PM
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    Radiators and sizes
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:43 PM
    Radiators and sizes 12th Oct 18 at 10:43 PM
    Hi

    Iím replacing all radiators in the bedrooms and in the main bedroom we have a fairly long radiator - itís just over 2m long....Iíve looked at most of the places where they sell radiators but canít seem to find anything at 2m

    Iím assuming this is a non standard size and would have to change all pipes etc to get a new one to fit....grrrhhhh
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    • MX5huggy
    • By MX5huggy 12th Oct 18, 11:00 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 11:00 PM
    Stelrad make 2000mm rad in various sizes, https://www.stelrad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/21351_Elite_Web-2.pdf

    Having said that the output from one of these could be significantly higher than your current rads get the rads sized correctly (that is the heat output matched to the requirement of the room) . Adjusting the pipes is not really a big deal
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    • By southcoastrgi 13th Oct 18, 12:29 AM
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    Unless you live in Buck House a 2m rad in a bedroom is huge
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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 13th Oct 18, 12:52 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 12:52 AM
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    Yes I know. Itís really old and is imperial so need a new one.

    Moving the pipes is a night mare as itís like spag junction down there!!
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    • By FreeBear 13th Oct 18, 1:32 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:32 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:32 AM
    Yes I know. Itís really old and is imperial so need a new one.
    Originally posted by aj9648
    http://www.simplifydiy.com/plumbing-and-heating/radiators/power will give you some idea of the rating of the current radiator. Being an old one, you'll probably want to replace the valves at either end. You will find the existing nuts will be a different thread, so will need to get them off somehow - Using an adjustable wrench as a slide hammer will often work to get both the nut and olive off. That said, if you fit a smaller radiator, the pipes will be cut anyway.
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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 13th Oct 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:52 PM
    So spent most of the day looking at radiators. There is a showroom half hour away and once I told the sales person my dimensions I was given a nice little quote of £2k to buy new radiators. This was mostly due to the fact mrs was with me and she picked the most expensive one (or close to it)

    It looks like I will have to move the pipes as the sizes required, given the size of rooms is different to what I have at the moment. It is a good job I have gutted the rooms - no carpets are on and the old rads are already off

    Any suggestions of some more 'cost effective' places I can get designer radiators - never knew there was such a thing.

    Thanks
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