DIY Troubleshooting

  1. Which radiators should you bleed first?

    Which radiators should you bleed first?
    Bleeding a radiator is one of the easiest DIY heating tasks you can do. However, there is a method to bleeding radiators to ensure you get maximum benefit to your heating system. In this article we'll show you how to bleed a radiator and which radiator is best to bleed first. Why do you need to bleed a radiator? Firstly...
  2. The Complete Guide to Radiator Valves

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Radiator Valves. Consider this your one and only guide in understanding anything and everything you’d ever need to know about radiator valves. We wanted to provide our customers with a specialised guide which can help with every aspect of finding, buying, installing and maintaining the most appropriate radiator valve for any radiator installation...
  3. Top DIY Projects to Work on at Home Right Now

    Top DIY Projects to Work on at Home Right Now
    With so many of us unable to leave our homes at the moment due to social distancing recommendations, it can be easy to get lost in a rabbit hole of boxset binge watching. However, being at home is a great time to keep your spirits up by carrying out some of those easy DIY tasks that you've been putting off...
  4. How to clean a radiator

    How to clean a radiator
    As winter moves into spring and the evenings get increasingly lighter, it's a time that we all start to think about having hardcore cleaning session. Throughout the winter, our central heating systems are operating at full capacity due to the cold external temperatures. This often attracts dust and dirt to our radiators, so by the time spring has sprung, our...
  5. How to fix common radiator problems

    How to fix common radiator problems

    As the cold weather & darker nights draw in, make sure your radiators are fully functional by overcoming these common issues.

  6. VIDEO - Learn how to remove a radiator without draining it

    VIDEO - Learn how to remove a radiator without draining it

    Jimmy the plumber is back showing you how to remove a rad without the bother of draining your heating system.

  7. The best radiator position in a room

    The best radiator position in a room
    If you are in the process of installing new radiators in your home, then you might be wondering where the best position is to maximise heat efficiency. The process of choosing where to put a new radiator can often be decided by the previous owners. The pipework is probably already in place and you may wish to swap radiators like-for-like...
  8. How To Use PTFE Tape

    How To Use PTFE Tape

    PTFE tape is a must for any DIY plumbing kit, but what does it do and how do you use it? We explain all...

  9. How to refill a central heating system efficiently

    How to refill a central heating system efficiently
    If you're treating corrosion or replacing or moving a radiator, then a very useful skill is to know how to drain and refill your central heating system. Drain out the water The first thing to do is to drain all the water out of your system. In order to do this, you'll need to switch off your central heating system...
  10. How to remove rust from chrome radiators

    How to remove rust from chrome radiators
    Many radiators and heated towel rails are manufactured using mild steel. In order to provide a shiny and protective finish, a chrome plating is added over the top, which usually makes the rad or rail look more stylish. However, over time, whether it's through leaks, condensation or lack of maintenance, rust can form on the surface of the chrome. This...

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