Towel Rails


Postby brucethebuilder » Mon May 11, 2009 7:53 pm

Hi,

I heard somewhere that metallic towel rails (e.g. stainless steel or chrome) are less energy efficient than white towel rails. Can anyone confirm if this is accurate?
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Postby steve the plumber » Wed May 13, 2009 8:36 pm

[quote="brucethebuilder"]Hi,

I heard somewhere that metallic towel rails (e.g. stainless steel or chrome) are less energy efficient than white towel rails. Can anyone confirm if this is accurate?[/quote]

Not heard that one, I have a chrome one and the in-laws have a white one. I think the chrome is far better than the white one, seems to heat up alot quicker and stay warmer longer.
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Postby donkey1 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:33 pm

Correct. For example, if you look in the Myson price list brochure for towel rads its says reduce the heat output for chrome rads by 35% from the figure shown in the brochure for a white rad
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Postby ianbcr » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:35 pm

i need to change the open/close valve on my towel rail at the bottom,is this a complete drain down of the system?dont know about the heat Q but burnt my leg a few times on mine by the toilet in chrome. lol
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Postby rosebery » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

"i need to change the open/close valve on my towel rail at the bottom,is this a complete drain down of the system?"

No - just as far as the pipework just below the valve you want to change.

BTW this Q really should have had a new thread all to itself. Never mind!.


"dont know about the heat Q but burnt my leg a few times on mine by the toilet in chrome. lol"

Yes - very amusing I'm sure.

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