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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I'm about to get a new heating system installed (9 rads in total) and I'm in the process of buying the components for this, which has resulted in a few questions:

    1. My plumber recommended Henrad radiators, but seems that Henrad/Stelrad are one and the same (different brand names) is this correct? Stelrad seem to be more widely stocked and I can get a better price for the same radiator (same spec/BTU). Any thoughts?
    2. Is it worth putting a drain off on each of the downstairs radiators (separate pipe runs) for future e.g. https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p40214? The difference in cost seems negligible.
    3. Any "gotchas" relating to TRVs I should watch out for? Probably going to go with the Drayton RT212 via screwfix

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Stelrad are among the best. Shouldn't need any more than one drain off point, preferably nearest your back door so that a hose can be run outside.

Drayton TRV's are fine. best to leave one rad without and just lockshield valves as a bypass.

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Thanks wine-o! Will put a drain in near the outside door


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I would always fit a drain on every seperate drop to the rads.

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