Month: June 2014

New Radiator

Materials:15mm copper pipe.
Compression fittings.PTFE tape. Radiator.
Wall bracket. Two radiator valves 50mm. No 12 screws. Plugs. Tools:Screwdriver. Spanners Pipe Cutter. Hacksaw. Tape measure. Pencil. Power drill. Masonry BitsSpirit level.


1). Place the radiator facing downwards and fit the brackets on the straps at the rear, ensuring that they are equidistant from the radiators edge and base. If you are not confident enough to begin this task it is recommended that you call in a professional service like Croydon Plumbers who are qualified to carry out the job.2). Next, measure the height of the brackets and add on 50mm for the skirting board. Mark this distance between the two brackets on the wall. Hold the first bracket in the correct position and height on the wall where the radiator will be, mark the securing screw holes for drilling and make sure it is level and the bracket is vertical. Drill and plug the holes and then screw the first bracket to the wall with two 50mm No12 screws. A Croydon Plumber can do this professionally. Put the second bracket opposite the first and now secure bracket where you have marked the wall. Make sure the height is correct and that the bracket is level (fix the bracket with a single screw and check the level, then drive in the second screw). This ensures that the radiator is level. 4). Take the replacement radiator and put the straps on the back over the hooks on both brackets. Once you are confident it is level and correct, remove from the brackets and place on the floor. Connect the two new 50mm radiator valves using the PTFE tape and the correct spanner. Once both valves are fitted, hang the radiator and connect up the pipework.

Postcode Areas Covered:

(-CR0, -CR1, -CR2, -CR3, -CR4, -CR5, -CR6, -CR7, -CR8, -CR9) Croydon, Addiscombe, Selhurst, Shirley, Addington, New Addington, Forestdale, Waddon, Beddington, Sutton, South Croydon, Sanderstead, Selsdon, Caterham, Chaldon, Woldingham, Whyteleafe, Tandridge, Mitcham, Beddington Corner, Merton, Coulsdon, Chipstead, Woodmansterne, Reigate and Banstead, Warlingham, Chelsham, Farleigh, Thornton Heath, Purley, Kenley