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  1. Daniel Westbrook

    Daniel Westbrook New Member

    I just had a new Prorad radiator installed in my downstairs toilet and when the light is on you can see loads of little marks/dents all over the radiator. Guessing this is something to do with the manufacturing process, but is this normal or should I look at getting a replacement?

    If its normal is there any other radiators you would recommend which wont have all these marks?

  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Pretty normal Daniel, spotwelds holding both sides together.
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  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Normal these days but you can get ones that arnt that bad
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  4. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Pro rad are a lower end budget radiator, Stelrad or Purmo are alot better. Kop
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  5. Daniel Westbrook

    Daniel Westbrook New Member

    Thanks for the quick replies everyone, will look at getting Stelrad next time. Thought that the Prorad where made by Stelrad so expect them to be the same quality.
  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Pro rads great rads IMO , but agree its a bit heavy on the welds , guessing its a single ?
  7. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Henrads are stelrads in disguise and cheaper , they come off the same production line
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  8. Daniel Westbrook

    Daniel Westbrook New Member

    Yeap thats right just a single rad, would a double have a better finish on the front? Just trying to work out what ones to get for the rest of the house really.

    Other one I'm looking at is the Stelrad softline compact. Hard to tell much difference in my eyes when looking at the two in pictures online. Be good to see if people think the Stelrad would be better finished.
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  9. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Stelrad better all round. Recently stelrad found to be one of very few accurately sized for output. Says a lot.
  10. Daniel Westbrook

    Daniel Westbrook New Member

    Slight change of subject, but are Drayton TRV4 thermostatic valves any good or is there something which offers a better bang for buck?
  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Personally I like the honeywell VT ‘s , fitted hundreds , not a problem with one of them, but they look a bit dated compared to the newer breed of Trv’s.
    TRV you mentioned, absolutely fine IMO, and they look nice , if you want to go round looking at TRV’s of course.
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  12. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    Check out the flat faced radiators.
    They look much better than the panels with the ribs down the front.
    They cost more but have a very clean look
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