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You will Need... But its worth it!
on 30 October 2012
This item comes as a kit and no instructions for filling are provided. You will need some PTFE tape and if you are only going to use it as an electric only towel rail, and some antifreeze. Get half a litre of quality car antifreeeze with corrosion inhibitors present. Assemble the rad with the single hole at the top.. Fill with water.. to find the capacity, measure in or measure out, your choice. Mine held 2.6 litres (750 x 400) Now pour in the water / antifreeze mix till its 90% full. So in my case 2.35 litres and fit and tighten the bleed valve. Shake well... I did mine outside... Fit to wall (instructions provided) and wire up. Switch on. Mine took about an hour to heat up and after two hours was really hot... Now carefully and slowly bleed it you should get some air out due to aeration of the water and the expansion process. I checked mine after another few hours.
Now the good bit, this is a really nice unit it works wonderfully and seems to get as hot a central heating rad. A bargain compared to others I looked at. You may have to buy a litre of antifreeze, I did (£5.00) but half a litre to mix in is plenty, keep the rest for car radiator top up!
January 2013: Been working a couple of months now. Still fine and we are still very pleased with it. Its fitted adjacent to our shower, so we no longer hang damp or wet towels on our central heating radiator in the bathroom, that used to dry the towels quickly but cooled the room at the same time.... With this 'Extra' radiator its a no longer a problem and We turn it (the new electric one) off after about 2 hours having dried a pair of shower towels So once a day its only on for a couple of hours.. thats it.