Author Topic: Running central heating while radiator removed?  (Read 387 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Running central heating while radiator removed?
« on: 26 April, 2021, 12:49:10 pm »
That's it really.
Decorator coming this week and I need to remove the radiator tonight (yes, we've done it before).
Stupid Q tho, being as it's become baltic again this week, can we still run the CH with that radiator disconnected ?
And before you ask, I have no blanks to put in the nuts.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: Running central heating while radiator removed?
« Reply #1 on: 26 April, 2021, 12:52:51 pm »
If it's done properly, with a flow and return line, then yes, it's no different to turning it fully off in normal use.  If that works usually, you're all good.
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Kim

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Re: Running central heating while radiator removed?
« Reply #2 on: 26 April, 2021, 01:01:56 pm »
Should be no different to the [thermostatic] valve being closed.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Running central heating while radiator removed?
« Reply #3 on: 26 April, 2021, 04:35:31 pm »
it's no different to turning it fully off in normal use.  If that works usually, you're all good.

That was my logic too.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

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Re: Running central heating while radiator removed?
« Reply #4 on: 26 April, 2021, 05:29:11 pm »
Should be no different to the [thermostatic] valve being closed.

If you have a thermostatic valve it SHOULD stay closed unless it's very, very cold . . . most of them (I have Draytons) are supplied with a "blanking cap" where you take off the thermo head and screw on the blanking cap which makes sure that the plunger stays down and the valve shut (but most people lose/discard the blanking cap!)