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  • Bear
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    Have you all got a copy?

    Premier Icon Tiboy
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    Bear, I’d appreciate a copy, this thread has only just come to my attention and I need to sort out our rads! email is msol644 AT hotmail DOT com Thanks

    Any recommendations for a wireless stat btw, we’ve currently got a drayton wired jobbie but the previous owner put it in the conservatory which makes for some random tempertures in the rest of the house?!? 😕

    FeeFoo
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    I haven’t seen these notes but the problem I’ve had in the past is finding “the radiator that heats up first”.
    Is there a way of finding out that is better than the guesswork of running round house and feeling the rads?

    Maybe I need to run faster?

    Aristotle
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    Simple Wireless one

    Programmable Wireless One

    I’ve had one of the simple ones for a couple of years and it’s been great. Friends and family have bought them since and have also been happy with them.

    trail_rat
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    I have the salus programmable one linked above

    Does the job fine here

    Aristotle
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    I haven’t seen these notes but the problem I’ve had in the past is finding “the radiator that heats up first”.
    Is there a way of finding out that is better than the guesswork of running round house and feeling the rads?

    Maybe your system is already well-balanced??

    The next step is to measure the flow and return temperatures when the system has warmed-up and adjust the lock-stops to achieve the desired temp drops.

    Premier Icon verses
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    Hooray, the rad in the hall that’s never worked is now nice and warm!

    Thanks for the notes/tips.

    dooosuk also passed on this vid which was very handy.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUWbxccVDpc[/video]

    dooosuk
    Member

    Glad someone else has had success 🙂

    crofts2007
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    Thanks for the info on balancing, have just picked up some cheap thermometers off ebay to do the temperature balancing.
    If you can get them for a good price I would recommend the Danfoss TP5000 Si-RF, they are quite versatile, can be used as a standalone stat or programmable timer/stat. Paid £60 for one off ebay.

    trail_rat
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    are the notes anything else other than setting an 11-12 degree temp drop over your inlet and outlet pipes ?

    I guess im curious – as i have mine set up as above just wondering you know.

    how ever i did do it in the order of closest to boiler – to furthest then checked them all again the next day

    Premier Icon sam_underhill
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    Could I please have a copy of the document?

    I balanced mine by running around the house making sure everything warmed up roughly at the same time, but it sounds like I could make things more efficient.

    sam AT gettome DOT com

    thanks.

    dooosuk
    Member

    are the notes anything else other than setting an 11-12 degree temp drop over your inlet and outlet pipes

    That’s pretty much what’s in the notes…however I didn’t set mine this way. I just backed them off closed 1/4 turn as in the video and as the radiators fired up just left it at that.

    trail_rat
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    oh ok , i just wondered as bears the expert im just a multi dicipline engineer 😉 ( jack of all master of none)

    Bear
    Member

    Trail – nope simple as that 11 deg unless modern condensing boiler then 20 deg.

    I got fed up with explaining the process every time I wrote a report fro the NHBC about why the latest heating system wasn’t working so came up with an explanation of how and why etc.

    meeeee
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    sorry to ressurrect an old thread but can anyone who has a copy of the legendary balancing notes please send them to me? Thanks

    martindmail-singletrack AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

    meeeee
    Member

    got this now, thanks dooosuk

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