help with towel rail

Postby uksix » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:04 pm

we have a towel rail in the bathroom with two silver knobs on each side , my child has turned one of these and now it has gone cold . which side do i use to get the heating back on i have turned each one but nothing seems to happen , please help....oh yes i am a woman who doesnt have a clue about this.
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Postby plumbbob » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:45 pm

Try turning both anticlockwise as far as they will go. This will open the valves fully. One word of advice there is a remote chance doing this may "unbalance" the system and cause other radiators to go cold. If it creates a problem, then post a message back and we can easily offer advice.
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Postby rosebery » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:25 pm

Open both up and see what happens. Use you radiator bleed key to make sure there is no air in the towel rail.

If this is a standard vented hot water cylinder installation then it's more than likley that the towel rail is installed as a bypass on the primary circuit. You won't be doing any damage to the CH system balance by doing this.


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Postby Steve the gas » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:53 am

Or it may not be !

Also only bleed with the system off.
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Postby rosebery » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:24 am

"Or it may not be !"

You are quite right but I'll bet theres a much better than even chance that it is.
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