Radiator height from floor

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Grumps, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Grumps

    Grumps Guest

    Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central heating
    radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I think)
    2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large window (blinds, no
    curtains).
    Thanks.
     
    Grumps, Feb 5, 2006
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  2. Grumps

    fred Guest

    In article <>, Grumps <grumpsnothere@h
    otmail.com> writes
    >Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central heating
    >radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I think)
    >2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large window (blinds, no
    >curtains).


    Mine are an inch above the skirting, it lets the air circulate up behind the
    rads to reach their full output. That seems to look proportionate too.
    --
    fred
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    fred, Feb 5, 2006
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  3. On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 20:37:38 -0000, "Grumps" <>
    wrote:

    |Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central heating
    |radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I think)
    |2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large window (blinds, no
    |curtains).

    The limiting factor will be circulation of air behind the radiator, so the
    minimum gap, top or bottom, should be greater than the distance between the
    radiator and the wall. In reality quite a lot greater to look right.
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    Dave Fawthrop, Feb 5, 2006
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  4. Grumps

    Grumps Guest

    fred wrote:
    > In article <>, Grumps <grumpsnothere@h
    > otmail.com> writes
    >> Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central
    >> heating radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I
    >> think) 2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large
    >> window (blinds, no curtains).

    >
    > Mine are an inch above the skirting, it lets the air circulate up
    > behind the rads to reach their full output. That seems to look
    > proportionate too.


    Thanks.
    What size skirting do you have?
     
    Grumps, Feb 5, 2006
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  5. Grumps

    fred Guest

    In article <>, Grumps <grumpsnothere@h
    otmail.com> writes
    >fred wrote:
    >> In article <>, Grumps <grumpsnothere@h
    >> otmail.com> writes
    >>> Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central
    >>> heating radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I
    >>> think) 2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large
    >>> window (blinds, no curtains).

    >>
    >> Mine are an inch above the skirting, it lets the air circulate up
    >> behind the rads to reach their full output. That seems to look
    >> proportionate too.

    >
    >Thanks.
    >What size skirting do you have?


    Various, 6 1/2", 10", 11 1/2" (it's an old property) but the inch rule seems
    to work for them all.
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    fred
    Plusnet - I hope you like vanilla
     
    fred, Feb 5, 2006
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  6. Grumps

    Grumps Guest

    Dave Fawthrop wrote:
    > On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 20:37:38 -0000, "Grumps"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central
    >> heating radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I
    >> think) 2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large
    >> window (blinds, no curtains).

    >
    > The limiting factor will be circulation of air behind the radiator,
    > so the minimum gap, top or bottom, should be greater than the
    > distance between the radiator and the wall. In reality quite a lot
    > greater to look right.


    We have a 2.0x1.6m (wxh) window which leaves a gap of 41cm from the window
    ledge to the floor. A 30cm rad would be just above our short 4" skirting. Of
    course our plumber will also advise, but I just wanted some opinions before
    he shows up.
    Ta.
     
    Grumps, Feb 6, 2006
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  7. On Mon, 6 Feb 2006 11:06:43 -0000, "Grumps" <> wrote:

    |Dave Fawthrop wrote:
    |> On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 20:37:38 -0000, "Grumps"
    |> <> wrote:
    |>
    |>> Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central
    |>> heating radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I
    |>> think) 2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large
    |>> window (blinds, no curtains).
    |>
    |> The limiting factor will be circulation of air behind the radiator,
    |> so the minimum gap, top or bottom, should be greater than the
    |> distance between the radiator and the wall. In reality quite a lot
    |> greater to look right.
    |
    |We have a 2.0x1.6m (wxh) window which leaves a gap of 41cm from the window
    |ledge to the floor. A 30cm rad would be just above our short 4" skirting. Of
    |course our plumber will also advise, but I just wanted some opinions before
    |he shows up.

    Stelrad http://www.stelrad.com/UK/elite_tech_info.html have lots of 300mm
    radiators http://www.stelrad.com/UK/docs/elite.pdf available
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    Dave Fawthrop <dave hyphenologist co uk> Please quote, with quote
    character, previous post sniped to only the bit you are replying to.
    Threads often contain 100s of posts dozens layers deep. Other people
    use different newsreaders, they do not see or do what you see and do.
     
    Dave Fawthrop, Feb 6, 2006
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  8. Grumps

    Grumps Guest

    Dave Fawthrop wrote:
    > On Mon, 6 Feb 2006 11:06:43 -0000, "Grumps" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Dave Fawthrop wrote:
    >>> On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 20:37:38 -0000, "Grumps"
    >>> <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Is there a minimum gap between the bottom of a standard central
    >>>> heating radiator and the floor? Radiator in question is a Myson (I
    >>>> think) 2000x300mm, and would like to fit this underneath a large
    >>>> window (blinds, no curtains).
    >>>
    >>> The limiting factor will be circulation of air behind the radiator,
    >>> so the minimum gap, top or bottom, should be greater than the
    >>> distance between the radiator and the wall. In reality quite a lot
    >>> greater to look right.

    >>
    >> We have a 2.0x1.6m (wxh) window which leaves a gap of 41cm from the
    >> window ledge to the floor. A 30cm rad would be just above our short
    >> 4" skirting. Of course our plumber will also advise, but I just
    >> wanted some opinions before he shows up.

    >
    > Stelrad http://www.stelrad.com/UK/elite_tech_info.html have lots of
    > 300mm radiators http://www.stelrad.com/UK/docs/elite.pdf available


    Thanks for the link. It seems that Stelrad specify a min floor to rad gap of
    150mm. Looking at the Myson site, they spec 100mm min.
     
    Grumps, Feb 6, 2006
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