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Radiator and TRV problems after installation

Postby Jogey » Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:07 pm

I've just had a new radiator and TRV installed by professional gas engineers on the top floor bathroom of a 3 storey house.
However when the TRV is set to 5, the maximum setting, the new radiator only heats up to about 40% of the heat on the other radiators and only 40% of the heat it used to be on the old radiator that it replaced. It is also much slower to heat up than the other radiators and I have noticed that it heats up the bottom half of the radiator first and only much later heats up the top half.
Secondly, the same professional gas engineers installed a new TRV on an old radiator in a middle floor bedroom, but after installation it now only produces about 60% of the heat that the other radiators do and about 70% of the heat it used to before the new TRV was installed when the TRV is set on 5 which is the top setting.
What could be causing these 2 problems? Are these likely to be minor problems are they major problems which are expensive to fix.
Sorry I can't upload pics because it says they are too big.

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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Oct 08, 2022 7:49 pm

Hi jogey,
Most likely cause is that you need to bleed the radiators, if you have a sealed system you may have to top it up as you do this.
Failing that get the installers back.
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Postby Jogey » Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:39 pm

After bleeding the radiators worked fine. Thanks Stoneyboy
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