Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

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Re: Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:29 am

As in, I know that it's a TRV control head but I have no idea what make and model the radiators are as they've been here since I moved in.
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Re: Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:29 am

stuart wrote:Heating engineering was at my new place and recommends some magnetic flushing thing gets done. Wants £1000 for it!


That's too expensive for a magnaflush.
You should be paying about £35 per radiator.
Anyway, you only really need to do it when you change the boiler as the manufacturer won't honour the guarantee without it.

How many rads do you have?
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Re: Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:31 am

Disastrous wrote:As in, I know that it's a TRV control head but I have no idea what make and model the radiators are as they've been here since I moved in.


Doesn't matter, they should all fit the horizontal turney bit.
Honeywell is a good make.

Have a look at the other TRVS in your flat. If the turney bit looks the same size, order that make of TRV.
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Re: Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:38 am

Il Duce wrote:
Disastrous wrote:As in, I know that it's a TRV control head but I have no idea what make and model the radiators are as they've been here since I moved in.


Doesn't matter, they should all fit the horizontal turney bit.
Honeywell is a good make.

Have a look at the other TRVS in your flat. If the turney bit looks the same size, order that make of TRV.



Right. Will do.

And for the record, is it possible for the pin bit (valve, I'm assuming?) to be fcuked in some way, thus causing all this?
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Re: Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:41 am

Disastrous wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Disastrous wrote:As in, I know that it's a TRV control head but I have no idea what make and model the radiators are as they've been here since I moved in.


Doesn't matter, they should all fit the horizontal turney bit.
Honeywell is a good make.

Have a look at the other TRVS in your flat. If the turney bit looks the same size, order that make of TRV.



Right. Will do.

And for the record, is it possible for the pin bit (valve, I'm assuming?) to be fcuked in some way, thus causing all this?


Yes, entirely possible that they've become sticky/silted up.
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Re: Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

Post by stuart @ Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:01 pm

Il Duce wrote:
stuart wrote:Heating engineering was at my new place and recommends some magnetic flushing thing gets done. Wants £1000 for it!


That's too expensive for a magnaflush.
You should be paying about £35 per radiator.
Anyway, you only really need to do it when you change the boiler as the manufacturer won't honour the guarantee without it.

How many rads do you have?


7
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Re: Why are my radiators 'hammering'?

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:06 pm

stuart wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
stuart wrote:Heating engineering was at my new place and recommends some magnetic flushing thing gets done. Wants £1000 for it!


That's too expensive for a magnaflush.
You should be paying about £35 per radiator.
Anyway, you only really need to do it when you change the boiler as the manufacturer won't honour the guarantee without it.

How many rads do you have?


7



Give your plumber.... sorry "heating engineer", one of these.

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Stuwart, you can buy 7 new rads for less than a grand. Nice column ones too.
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