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  1. selondonman

    selondonman New Member

    hello i have a room with a bay window and currently has a single panel curved radiator .. the room is too cold in winter so looking for a replacement

    the curved double radiators i have seen seen are very pricey.. i was quoted over £500 to curve a double radiator

    as the bay is nearly totally covered by a couch .. is there are practical reason why i couldn't put a straight radiator in .. obviously the pipes values are set for a curve and will need to be changed ..

    if the bay is 2m wide would the straight rad need some support either wall or floor in the middle ?

  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No perfectly fine aslong as you size it correctly

    But covering it with a sofa won't help

    Are your windows tight eg there not leaking / double glazed ?
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  3. selondonman

    selondonman New Member

    thanks for reply

    windows are double glazed .. dont have much choice re sofa position .. thus trying to find a powerful radiator to try and get over position issues

    it might be easier just to get an upright ceramic heater for the colder nights .
  4. leelister6

    leelister6 Plumber GSR

  5. johnduffell

    johnduffell Member

    Why not move the rad somewhere with a clear wall? Or fit several low output wide rads if you're doing it yourself.
    We did the latter and it's not quite under floor heating but it's a very even heat compared with the old double convector by the window.
  6. steadyon

    steadyon Active Member

    You could put a series of (say) 3 or 5 smaller (narrower) radiators close to the contour of the bay. Link these top and bottom, with valves only on the outside ones and you've got the equivalent of a curved radiator. Would need some skill with a pipe bender to make up 22mm curved joining pieces, each with a 22mm compression / 1/2" bsp male iron on each end.
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  7. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Bit messy for me that one. Cannot beat one continual radiator.
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  8. S.P.S.

    S.P.S. GSR

    Just get a nice new single panel rad, lay it between 2 chairs and jump on it

    Curved rad sorted :D:D o_O
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  9. Michael1960

    Michael1960 Plumber

    Or get one delivered from a well known on line supplier! They usually come ready shaped
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