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Radiator Sizing

Postby aaronmcclenaghan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:03 pm

All of my radiators appear to be undersized in terms of BTU, Do I need to change all of the radiators???
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Postby uk_ducati » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:16 pm


if all the rooms are cold with them full on then yes. if the rooms are ok the rads are ok

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Postby bobplum » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:12 am

ducati is quite right
but if this becomes an obsession you can do some research on the net regards radiater sizing or go to a supplier of central heating supplies and you can purchase some form of "matrix"device to work out the correct size
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Postby plumbbob » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:27 pm

In fact this site in the projects section has a link to a radiator calculator.

What you need to be careful of is not to unbalance a system by fitting larger rads in some rooms and not others. If you do, some rooms may become very warm whilst others are cold.
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