VIDEO - How to install an aluminium vertical radiator in a kitchen


In this video, Jimmy the plumber goes through the complete process of unboxing and installing an aluminium vertical radiator on a narrow wall in a customer's kitchen. A kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home, so it's very important that it is heated adequately to ensure it is a comfortable place to spend time at any time of year. In this particular video, we see a classic problem that many people experience in their kitchens. Increasingly, kitchens in houses and apartments are small rooms that, through clever design, make the most of a limited area. This is all very well in terms of cupboard and storage space, but it often means that there is not a lot of space to fit a radiator. As Jimmy mentions in the video, there is a small radiator installed just off camera, but it doesn't provide enough BTUs to heat the room on its own. The only option to increase the amount of heat in the kitchen is to use the one narrow piece of wall space Jimmy shows in the video. Not so long ago, this area would not have even been considered for a radiator, but thanks to giant steps in radiator technology, a huge range vertical radiators are availble that are perfect for this kind of narrow wall space. In this instance, we see a beautiful 1800 x 305mm Double Panel Elan Aluminium Radiator  being installed to fill the gap and provide the right amount of heat for the room. At the 2:20 mark, Jimmy highlights a few things you need to know about this particular radiator, how it can be set up to fit in a space without pipes sticking out, and the special round corner TRV valves which are being used for this installation. Jimmy also highlights the special stickers on the radiator that can help anyone know exactly what way water flows in the system. This is very important as column radiators have a small diverter inside which helps evenly distribute the hot water around the system. At the 6:00 mark you can see the radiator nicely hung up and ready to be piped up before Jimmy drills through the wall. You’ll see how the pipework underneath the radiator in the kitchen is hardly noticeable. All in all this is a very common situation and many people will be able to relate. Jimmy shows how you needn't worry if you have limited wall space as, most often, there is a very effective way around it! Article by Benjamin Clarke RELATED ARTICLES • How do the Elan aluminium radiators have such a high heat output? 21sth Oct 2014  • Why are aluminium radiators so popular? 19th Jan 2016  • The benefits of choosing a vertical radiator 4th Dec 2014   
4 March 2016