Vertical radiators - yea or nay!?

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  • gammonbanter 24 Sep 2018 19:59:16 1,753 posts
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    So thinking about putting a vertical radiator (or rad as they say in the business) in the living room next to patio doors! The space seems almost built for it and it would create extra room where the current rad is? Question is, are these "newfangled" vertical rads any good? Any personal experiences would be most welcome!
  • richarddavies 24 Sep 2018 20:04:25 6,633 posts
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    I think it will be the single most important and greatest thing you will ever do. Your life will never be the same once you have a vertical radiator. My cousin and her husband got one near there patio doors a couple of years ago and it makes me fucking sick how happy they are. Pricks.
  • JamboWayOh 24 Sep 2018 20:05:42 12,245 posts
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    I think this thread has the ability to top the rice cooker thread, even, dare I say it, the technogel thread.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 24 Sep 2018 20:08:52 14,734 posts
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    We have them. They do exactly what the horizontal ones do, although you can hang fewer towels on them.
  • gammonbanter 24 Sep 2018 20:09:20 1,753 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    I think this thread has the ability to top the rice cooker thread, even, dare I say it, the technogel thread.
    I thought carefully about putting it in the science and technology thread, but dared not! I think there are plenty of men on EG who maybe don't get to play games as much as they want because they have to do grown up stuff now - I'm reaching out to them!
  • JamboWayOh 24 Sep 2018 20:14:04 12,245 posts
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    Tbf vertical radiators, well the ones I've been privvyy too have all been excellent. Fill your boots.
  • mangojoe 24 Sep 2018 20:21:00 2,273 posts
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    All depends if the BTU output is right for the room . A lot of people do this for how they look and forget they've still got to be big enough to heat the room.
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Sep 2018 20:23:07 5,303 posts
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    It's simple science. Floor radiators (note: not underfloor heating, that shit is expensive) are the way to go, gravity wise. Sure, they tend to burn your feet but you soon build two inch thick calluses
  • GuybrushFreepwood 24 Sep 2018 20:24:21 658 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    I think this thread has the ability to top the rice cooker thread, even, dare I say it, the technogel thread.

    LOL... This is exactly what I was thinking as I got to your post :)
  • gammonbanter 24 Sep 2018 20:24:53 1,753 posts
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    mangojoe wrote:
    All depends if the BTU output is right for the room . A lot of people do this for how they look and forget they've still got to be big enough to heat the room.
    Absolutely! I used a BTU calculator on-line and have a BTU figure that I've matched to a rad from Screwfix! Plumbase might be cheaper, must check them out too!
  • gammonbanter 24 Sep 2018 20:27:19 1,753 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    It's simple science. Floor radiators (note: not underfloor heating, that shit is expensive) are the way to go, gravity wise. Sure, they tend to burn your feet but you soon build two inch thick calluses
    I'll come to underfloor heating once I've got this one in! I should have called the thread 'radiators!'
  • elstoof 24 Sep 2018 20:29:42 22,741 posts
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    Just so you are aware, you need to connect it to the existing plumbing. You donít just screw it to the wall and expect heat
  • Rivuzu 24 Sep 2018 20:32:05 18,036 posts
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    Are you mad? Have you tried vertical heat?

    Ban this sick filth.
  • gammonbanter 24 Sep 2018 20:34:43 1,753 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Just so you are aware, you need to connect it to the existing plumbing. You donít just screw it to the wall and expect heat
    Was gonna buy the rad and then get the plumber to do it, but really I think I can manage it and save a ton in the process.

    Also, how much space would I have to leave in front of it!? Kinda want to push the sofa closer to the wall it's gonna be on
  • neilka 24 Sep 2018 20:50:48 22,491 posts
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    Where does this madness end, ceiling radiators?!?
  • monkehhh 24 Sep 2018 21:25:35 5,063 posts
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    If you only get underfloor heating in part of your house then the rest of your house will feel like a frozen hell hole.
  • Dirtbox 25 Sep 2018 02:16:03 91,047 posts
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    I'm actually quite looking forward to putting the radiators back on, mine are about 100 years old and spout steam and hiss and shit. Looks like someone pissed on it too. Witness.



    Edited by Dirtbox at 05:20:06 25-09-2018
  • the_milkybar_kid 25 Sep 2018 05:43:59 7,947 posts
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    @Dirtbox I'm sure someone would pay good money for that if you cleaned the piss off. Hipsters wet dream, that.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 05:44:33 25-09-2018
  • fontgeeksogood 25 Sep 2018 06:37:48 5,303 posts
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    Dirtbox lives in Silent Hill
  • Nazo 25 Sep 2018 07:10:59 954 posts
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    Oh timely, we're trying to choose between a vertical radiator or a heated towel rail for the bathroom, any thoughts on towel rails?
  • Dirtbox 25 Sep 2018 07:11:06 91,047 posts
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    TBF it's not all that silent.
  • Dirtbox 25 Sep 2018 07:12:25 91,047 posts
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    Nazo wrote:
    Oh timely, we're trying to choose between a vertical radiator or a heated towel rail for the bathroom, any thoughts on towel rails?
    They're amazing. Get the hat stand radiator to hang your dressing gown on it too.
  • nickthegun 25 Sep 2018 07:20:47 77,116 posts
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    Nazo wrote:
    Oh timely, we're trying to choose between a vertical radiator or a heated towel rail for the bathroom, any thoughts on towel rails?
    My heated towel rail (AKA a radiator with big gaps in it) delivered a towel hotter than a Turkish barbers this morning. A+ would recommend.
  • mrpon 25 Sep 2018 07:47:13 35,078 posts
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    Yup towel rail for the bathroom, like nick says y'know to hang shit on. Vertical radiator for other rooms.They're great to lean on and hug when they're just coming on.
  • elstoof 25 Sep 2018 08:28:35 22,741 posts
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    Definitely donít hang a towel rail in the living room or hallway
  • gammonbanter 12 Jan 2019 20:11:47 1,753 posts
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    Quick note on this, got the vertical radiator installed - went for a designer one. It looks great and it heats up nice at 7,500 BDU saved loads of space and the room is warmer.
  • elstoof 12 Jan 2019 20:14:21 22,741 posts
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    Moschino or D&G
  • gammonbanter 12 Jan 2019 20:18:45 1,753 posts
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    H1ggyLTD wrote:
    I love a happy ending.
    You know when you scower threads for something and you see the question and the responses but never the outcome...and how unsatisfying that is. So this was my attempt at being a good netizen!

    Edited by gammonbanter at 20:36:57 12-01-2019
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