Towel Radiator
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  • 1. Installation Guide & Instructions for “Electric only” and “Dual Fuel” Towel Radiators Parts Required 1. Towel Radiator 2. Electric Element 3. Blanking Plug 4. T-pipe (Dual fuel adaptor) 5. Connection Valves 6. Second T-pipe & Blanking plug (Optional)** To have two fuel radiators, you are going to need at least one T-Pipe. However, if you would like bothsides of the radiator to be on the same level, you will need a second T-Pipe and a Blanking Plug. If youuse this method , the wall radiator and all the pipe connections will look more symmetrical. This is how toconvert towel rails to electric.To Convert/Install a Towel Radiator as an “Electric Only” Version: Take the towel radiator and flip it over. Then take the electrical element and screw it in to one of the sides of the radiator. To make sure that all of your joints are completely sealed and waterproof, you can use PTFE tape and wrap it in a clockwise rotation around all the male threads. Now screw in the Blanking Plug on the opposite side of the towel radiator that you inserted the electrical element. Then repeat the step of sealing all the joints with the PTFE tape. Flip the radiator back Now its right-side up and then fill it with water through the inlet point on the top side of the radiator. When adding the water to the radiator leave a one inch air space for the waters expansion when its heated.NOTE: When filling the radiator, using pure water is the best way to go, but you can usemixtures of water and other lubricants for example: Antifreeze. However which ever choice you decide to go with , it isabsolutely necessary that the solution used must be at least 75% pure water. Now take the blled valve otherwise known as the air-vent and screw it into the third inlet point found on the top of the radiator You are now ready to mount the towel radiator on the wall. The radiator is ready to be plugged in by connecting the electric element to the power supply as instructed below. Then take a towel, rag, etc.. and put in underneath the radiator to help soak up the overflow, you then can loosen the bleed valve bolt located on top of the radiator. Turn on the electrical element and lay a few towels over the top of the radiator and wait for it to warm up and reach the desired temperature. When the radiator reaches its maximum temperature you can then re-tighten the bleed valve that you loosened earlier. Make sure not to over tighten the valve and when finished make sure there are no water leaks.
  • 2. To Convert/Install a Towel Radiator as a “Dual Fuel” Version: Take the towel radiator and flip it over. Take the T-pipe and screw it into one side of the radiator and the electrical element into the otherside. Repeat the step of wrapping all the male threads with the tape to help make them watertight and have them completely sealed. Flip the radiator back over and insert the bleed valve into the inlet point on top of the radiator. Now mount the Towel Radiator on the wall. Then connect the flow and return pipes to the radiator on the side that you choose and use an angled or straight radiator valve to make the final connections. A straight radiator valve is also known as a in-line radiator valve. Using water continually flush they system until it is completely free if all debris. Then connect the electrical element to your power supply as instructed below.WARNING/Precautions: All electrical and plumbing connections should be made by people qualified to do the job as injury and death are possible dealing with electricity and water. There are certain "Bathroom Zones" that both models of towel radiators must are appropriate to be installed in. Otherwise if installed in the wrong area you could actually make your home owners insurance invalid. To prevent permanent damage to the element do not turn it on unless you have filled the radiator with water and the element itself is completely submersed. If you damage the element it then invalidates the products guarantee. If you are using the duel fuel option , never switch the element on if the central heating system is currently operating. If using the duel fuel option, you must isolate the radiator from the central heating system. This is done by closing off both the inbound flow and return valves before you switch on the electric element (usually during the summer months) ** TO AVOID PRESSURE BUILDING UP INSIDE THE RADIATOR YOU CAN DO ONE OF TWO THINGS. 1. YOU CAN LOOSEN THE BLEED VALVE BOLT (NOT THE BLEED VALVE ITSELF) OR 2. YOU CAN SLIGHTLY LOOSEN THE RETURN VALVE WHICH WILL ALLOW THE SLOW RELEASE OF THE BUILT UP PRESSURE FROM INSIDE THE RADIATOR. When the radiator is in its upright position before it is mounted make sure that the element is at the bottom. If not done this way you can cause a major fire hazard The element in the heater must be earthed.The installation of both of these models of radiators is more than just a simple doit yourself job for the average Joe. You must have some knowledge of electricity and plumbing and must stay in accordance with all national building regulations. If you doubt yourself in any way, don t take the chance and please consult an electrician.