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Google to the rescue again!

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Mart61, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Mart61

    Mart61 Pro Poster

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    My central heating system, whilst having a new 42 KWh boiler fitted a couple of years ago, always seems to struggle to bring all the rads up to temp evenly and in a reasonable time. Having discussed this with my heating guy he did a little balancing of the rads by tweaking the lock shield valves a little here and there for free when he was last here.

    Being the engineer I am I wanted something a little more scientific than this thus it was off to Maplins where I purchased an infrared thermometer thus:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1388425100.492402.jpg

    Armed with this, an article on DIY Wiki and my iPad on which I'd cobbled together a spreadsheet on which to record temp drops across the rads, off I set.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1388425186.195653.jpg

    Now it's a bit of a ball-aching task and it's taken me about 4 hours to get set up and do two runs around the rads. However I can already feel the difference. All rads are getting up to 50 degrees plus in all the rooms in a reasonable time.

    I'll call it quits for now, see how it warms up from scratch in the morning and do another round or two if necessary.

    Another half a days labour of a plumber saved, less the £20 I paid for the thermometer that is.

    :D
     
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  2. MightyOak

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    Hi Mart
    Ive just read your thread with interest.

    Ive been faffing about with the LSV's for a few weeks now.
    Do your Rads have TRV's fitted, if so, am I right in assuming that you remove them from their housing leaving an open valve or did you just turn them upto max setting ?

    What format did is the spreadsheet in ? Can I be cheeky and ask for an email copy please. :D


    Cheers
     
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    I bet the hours just fly by in your house.. Such fun and frolics.......
     
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    You should have your name as googlemart lol
     
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    LOL @ Barc.....
    Dont worry mate , I'm just got to try and fit this Rad Balancing in . Its got to fit in between Deal or No Deal , Emmerdale, Coro and EastEnders .:up:
     
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    It's non stop...
     

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