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I am wanting to replace normal radiator valves with new thermostatic radiator valves, is it just a case of swapping like for like..?

 

You can exchange like for like;some recommend keeping one regular valve as a bypass,usually sited near the boiler.Most boilers now have a by-pass facility but leave one valve as it is for safety.

 

Do not buy the very cheap ones.

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You can exchange like for like;some recommend keeping one regular valve as a bypass,usually sited near the boiler.Most boilers now have a by-pass facility but leave one valve as it is for safety.

 

Do not buy the very cheap ones.

 

My bold=

Its a bypass valve that is open all the time and can't be closed by mistake.

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Don't fit them in the same room as the room thermostat if you have one.

It kind of defeats the object of the room stat....they work against each other.

 

Not necessarily.

 

Say: Radiators in bedroom and living room.

Thermostat in living room.

Set Thermostat to 18 and the heating shuts of when the living room gets to 18.

Bedroom can still be freezing cold.

 

 

Fit a ThermoValve in the living room. Set it to (roughly) 18 and the RoomStat to 20.

Then the living room is warm and the bedroom stays warm as well.

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Not necessarily.

 

Say: Radiators in bedroom and living room.

Thermostat in living room.

Set Thermostat to 18 and the heating shuts of when the living room gets to 18.

Bedroom can still be freezing cold.

 

 

Fit a ThermoValve in the living room. Set it to (roughly) 18 and the RoomStat to 20.

Then the living room is warm and the bedroom stays warm as well.

 

Do people heat their bedrooms-luxury!

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Not necessarily.

 

Say: Radiators in bedroom and living room.

Thermostat in living room.

Set Thermostat to 18 and the heating shuts of when the living room gets to 18.

Bedroom can still be freezing cold.

 

Fit a ThermoValve in the living room. Set it to (roughly) 18 and the RoomStat to 20.

Then the living room is warm and the bedroom stays warm as well.

 

Yeah...but then the room thermostat will never switch off because the radiator in the room will shut down first... :huh:

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