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Installing A Radiator In A Tricky Place - Trade Radiators

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Published on Mar 25, 2016

At Trade Radiators we believe you can install a radiator almost anywhere, and in today’s video Jimmy proves this to be true by installing a gorgeous flat panel aluminium anthracite radiator in a small space in the kitchen; piping the entire job together without any visible signs of work having been carried out.

Before we go in to describing the events in the video, it is worth noting (as Jimmy does) that Trade Radiators now gets radiators directly from suppliers. This means we can now pass on the savings directly to our customers, especially with our big sale now on at https://www.traderadiators.com/acatal...

Now today Jimmy is installing a radiator in a kitchen which already has under floor heating, so you may ask yourself why someone would even have to go to the bother of installing a new radiator. Well there the reasons are two-fold. Firstly, there is a nice practicality to having a vertical radiator like this in your kitchen, especially if you want someone to hang and dry hand towels.

Secondly, if you need to be in the kitchen for a period and may have a party to get ready for, the last thing you want are guests coming in to a cold room. A radiator can provide instant heat and take a chill out of the air much more quickly than under floor heating.

The big obstacle here for the installation will be how the pipes are housed. With limited space to work with we want the job to look as tidy as possible and make sure the pipes aren’t clearly visible under the radiator and along the wall. Jimmy has decided that the pipes can be set low just under the plasterboard of the wall. With them effectively out of the way, we can cover them up with some skirting board which can run along the wall to behind the fridge.

Our first step in the job is to the get the pip working mapped out down to where it needs to be for the radiator. From there, we need to hang the radiator on the wall and pop valves on. Once that is done, we’ll know where to pop our valves up and out from there.
It is important that when we’re installing tall radiator like this that we know where the flow comes in. This could be hard to figure out but our radiator has a small red arrow to help indicate the direction of the flow. A good tip Jimmy uses here is to make a small arrow with a pencil on the bottom so you’ll be able to quickly tell exactly where the flow will have to come in. It will make it easier for you to orientate your radiator accordingly.

We've already shown how to install this type of radiator in one of our other videos (which you can see at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn0Be...) if you'd like full instructions on how to install a tall vertical radiator in your kitchen.

To prepare the radiator for piping up once it has been hung, we need to install our bungs at the top of the radiator. Jimmy also PTFEs the two valves at the bottom before piping up so that any seal will be nice and tight without any problems.

After the radiator has been fully installed at 5:40, Jimmy goes on to show to neatly place the pipes under the plasterboard so it won't be an issue when the skirting board will be put on.

All the radiators used in the video are from http://www.traderadiators.com

You can take a look at our range of black designer radiators at https://www.traderadiators.com/acatal...

If you'd like to see more videos of Jimmy installing radiators, you can check out videos from our How To Playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

If you want to watch this video again or copy the link then click on https://youtu.be/4U7AyubMlv0

And don't forget you can follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TradeRadiators

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