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Central Heating Towel Rails

This is the most common use of a heated towel rail radiator. Just like a normal conventional room radiator, towel rail is connected to your central heating system. Most users simply remove the ordinary panel radiator from their bathrooms and replace it with a new towel radiator. With some modifications to your existing pipe work, It is connected to your system using a pair of radiator valves. Heated and pumped hot water travels through your pipe work, enters the towel radiator from the flow side, travels through all the pipes and tubes in your towel rail radiator and exits from the return side.

How do I install a heated towel rail to my central heating system?

Towel radiators are installed by using brackets and valves. Four brackets supplied as standard are used to fix the radiator onto the wall. Two entry points on the bottom of the radiator are used to connect the radiator to your flow and return pipe work. One entry point on the top is inserted with a small nut called “Air Vent/Bleed Valve” that is used to let trapped air out of the radiator. Air vent is also supplied as standard with all ladder type towel radiators.

Which parts do I need to plumb a heated towel rail to my central heating system?

You will need the following parts for this option;
  • Heated Towel Rail
  • A Pair of Valves

Which valves do I need?

The type of valves you need depends on the type of pipe work connection you have or will have in the room or bathroom where the installation will take place. If the pipe work is coming out of the floor facing the ceiling, you will need a pair of straight valves whereas if the pipe work is coming out of the wall, you will need a pair of angled valves. Conventionally, chrome valves are for chrome radiators and white valves for white painted radiators.
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