Removing radiator to decorate


Postby the2ems » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:25 pm

Hi, I need to remove 3 radiators so that I can strip and re-paper behind them. This is in a house that my daughter has just move in to so I have not had the rads off before. Am I right in thinking that I just need to turn the valves off at each end of the radiators, then drain and disconnect the rad from the valve. Replacement to be reversal of removal, followed by bleeding. One rad is downstairs and two up. Is there any order in which I should do them?

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Postby htg engineer » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:21 pm

That's right and there's no order.

Just when refilling, vent downstairs - working up.

Make sure you know system type for refilling - pressurised ?


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Postby the2ems » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:15 pm

[quote="htg engineer"]That's right and there's no order.

Just when refilling, vent downstairs - working up.

Make sure you know system type for refilling - pressurised ?


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Pressurised ???
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Postby the2ems » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:16 pm

[quote="htg engineer"]That's right and there's no order.

Just when refilling, vent downstairs - working up.

Make sure you know system type for refilling - pressurised ?


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Pressurised ???
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Postby the2ems » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:17 pm

Pressurised ???
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Postby htg engineer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:32 am

Is the system pressurised ? different systems require different filling/refilling techniques.

If you drain a pressurised system or remove radiators - you will have to refill and re-pressurise.

What type of system do you have ? what boiler ?

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Postby the2ems » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:43 pm

Hi, I have no idea what type of system it is, but the boiler is a Stelrad Ideal Classic, fitted 20 years ago. Hope this helps you to help me. Cheers
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