– Hi, guys, James here
from Today we're going to be having a look at deaeration devices. We're gonna be doing a few videos on these over the next few weeks. This particular one
here is pretty much used on gravity-fed systems in the UK. They're a very, very common
type in this country, but there are types of way
that you can deaerate a system. We thought we'd start with
the basic version first, okay? So we're gonna look at
this little beast here. Please do subscribe to
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– [Voiceover], home of Find Your Plumber. – Come on, sorry, it's
brass monkeys out here. I don't know if you can
actually see my breath, but it's freezing cold, and being English, I've got
a lovely brew on as well, so that's always good. So, then we're gonna have a
quick look at one of these.

This is not gonna be a very long video 'cause these are really,
really simple bits of kit. We saw one of these a
few days ago on a job, and I just filmed it
quickly on my camera phone. We'll add that into this
video somewhere along the way, so you can actually
see what it is in situ, but I thought, well, tell you what, they're really, really cheap, let's go see the suppliers, buy one, and then show you exactly how they work. So, what these do is
basically deaerate any air out of the system water of a heating system. Now, it's very important
to not have any air at all in a heating system, or at
least to a complete minimum, because it affects how
the heating system runs.

It can get airlocks, problems with flow, it can upset radiators, pumps, boilers, it's just bad news, so we
don't want it in there. So used in conjunction
with a decent inhibitor in the heating system,
which is gonna stop you from creating air in the first place, we're gonna get one of these in as well and instal that on the system to make sure that any air that's in the heating system
can leave it nice and easily.

So, let's have a quick
look at what this is. So here we go, this is
basically our beast here. Now, to show this installed
in the proper way, what we'll do, we'll draw a
little diagram in a minute, but first thing's I wanna show you is how simple these are on the inside. Firstly, I don't know if you can see that, but you should easily be
able to just see in there right at the moment, right? So first things first, you can see light through this pipe here going in, you should be able to see a little bit of light
going in there as well.

So what we're trying to say is there's no hidden secrets in this particular deaeration device. All this is, is a little
tub, like the size of a cup, with a pipe in here, a pipe out there, and a pipe up out of here. So that's it, they're simple. But James, how do they
actually deaerate the system? And where do they fit in the system? Well, it's a very, very
good question, Tarquin.

What these do, let's
get the old board out, oh man, this has been on here a while. Nothing that a bit of
spit can't fix though. So let's lay our beast on here, and we'll draw the system out around it. So this is generally how these work, we can have our flow coming up here from the boiler, that's
gonna go in here like so, like that, flow coming
in here nice and hot.

Now this pipe here is
our expansion pipe, okay? Now some people also
will tear feed into this, which is a little bit naughty, but there are other versions of this that we're gonna show you in a minute on the actual site that has the feed built into this whole unit. So you have the expansion there, so that's where our air is gonna go in a minute with any luck, and then we have our feed out, and generally what that
will go into is the pump, and then off to whatever you've got, your two-port valves, or
your three-port valves, so that's it, okay? So the idea is, you've got air coming up
here that we don't want.

This is in the moment when
you fill the system up. I mean, usually, once
these have done their job, they just sit there and
just allow for expansion. Now the thing is it's very difficult for us to get rid of air
out of a heating system if it's just rushing through a small pipe 'cause it's staying at a high speed, really quick, just flying through, and if we've got a vent that's just a T or something like that, say we T a little vent in there, it's not gonna have the chance. It's gonna rush past, and
we're gonna miss a lot of air, and that's gonna carry on
into the heating system and out of the way, so we're gonna expect it
get up our expansion pipe. So how do we slow that water down without actually slowing it down, if you see what I mean? So what we do, we expand
the amount of area that that water's in. So, we've got this size here, this is the size of pipe we've got here, just like that at the moment, that's the size of area, okay? But we introduce it to
this large area here, this is a larger area.

See, it's like a water break that doesn't reduce the
flow around the system. So you've got this water break here, the water just sits in here, and it has just a few seconds
to sort of swirl about and then go off back out. And in those few seconds
that it's in there, it can get rid of its
air up this pipe here, and up to the expansion,
and out of the way. That's all this is doing here. So, so simple. So we have this air comes in, rushes in, it's kinda slowed down a bit, we get rid of it up here, air out of there, so
our flow can go off here round the system and be
completely deaerated, and you notice you put
the pump on this side, that's so the pump isn't
affected by any air, so it's deaerated water coming in. Sometimes you might have an issue with the expansion pipe. If the crook's not high enough, it's gonna suck a little
bit of air down here. But hopefully, because of this break here, that's not gonna happen.

You can instal the pump here if you like, but to be honest, most companies don't
recommend that you do that. So, there you go. You now know how one of these little deaeration devices works. Let's just pop over to
that little video I did on my mobile phone a few days
ago where we actually saw one in situ, have a look at this. So guys, sorry about the
lack of film quality, but I'm on the old phone camera here at the moment on site. Now as you can see,
what we've got up here, we've got the boiler mag that's kind of on the flow from the boiler, which isn't really great.

But this is the flow up here, have a look at that, and then we've got our
expansion pipe just there, so any water, any air,
coming up here will escape up that expansion pipe up to the tank before it gets to this pump. We've got the feed pipe back down from the tank just there, so that's exactly what this does, it's kind of a break. But for now, I've got to fill this lot up. My brew is getting cold now, thanks for that, by the
way, Jim, uh, James, me? Thanks, me. Mate, I've got a bit of a cough. So now you know what that
weird bulbous thing is sitting in your heating system
in your airing cupboard, like, what's that doing there? What does it do, do I really need it? If it's there, leave it there, okay? You can get problems with the feeds, where the feed joins into these.

You'll know if there's a problem because if you start
draining the system down, you'll notice that the ball valve in the F&E tank doesn't drop, and that's one of the most annoying things for a plumber, especially if you think, oh, I'm just gonna go to this quick job and change a radiator for someone, you start draining the system, and you don't hear the
ball valve start running, you know you've got a blocked feed pipe to the system, usually
it's just blocked up with sludge and poo because the system wasn't
inhibited properly.

And then, effectively, some guys will try and back blast it out using the cold feed, the actual cold mains from downstairs, like a tap, and then put
it on the radiator spigot. But a lot of blokes, to be honest, do the right thing and just cut out the bit of pipe that's blocked, try and stuff a screwdriver and actually get rid
of the debris that way. Ooh, anyway, I hope you've
enjoyed today's video. I hope it's given you a better idea about how these little beasts work, about how you can deaerate the system. There are many other ways of doing it. We're gonna look into automatic air vents and pressurised systems as well. I mean, you can have automatic air vents on unvented systems as well, there's nothing wrong with that.

It's just when you're near the pump, especially if you put the air vent on the suction side of the pump, you can get problems with the air vent like float dropping and
actually sucking air into the heating system. It's quite rare, but it does happen. So there's a few little different things that can go wrong, but it's so important that the
system is deaerated properly.

So, again, I hope you've
enjoyed today's video. I hope you've learnt a little bit more about how you can deaerate your system. Please do subscribe to this video by clicking on the link that's appearing right
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There are millions of
neglected drain cocks throughout the UK. And drain cocks like George, John. Also, we've got a lot
of new videos coming up. We're gonna be doing videos on how to, first, fix a heating system, and also a hot and cold system through timber frame. We're gonna be showing you how to lay shower trays, how to instal toilets, how to instal vanity units, do all the pipe work underneath. We've got a big project on at the moment, and that goes without saying as well, we've got the oil boiler to put in here at the shed for the little
office that we've got, and I think that's gonna be
a really good opportunity for us to show you how to different types of heating system work, we can just draw it out on the wall, and that'll give some of you apprentices a good idea about how S-plan and Y-plan heating systems work, how they're laid out, why there are certain components, where they are in the system because it's all laid out
in the same way mostly throughout the house, and if it's not, then sometimes it's not
gonna work properly.

Have a great week, guys. If you need any more help,
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– [Host] George says if
you've been lucky enough to stumble across this video trying to find out about
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reviews and advice. Hold tight and welcome to
this video. My name's James and today
we're here to have a very quick look through the little
checklist that you should do when you turn on your heating
system for the first time after a balmy British
summer of rain and sort of twenty degrees, you know
when it's just not very nice. The temperature outside at
the moment has dropped down like below zero degrees or
whatever and it is getting cold. So, people are thinking about turning on their heating systems. If you're hard, and you
haven't turned it on yet, and you just put another jumper on. If you're like me, you're
thinking about wacking on your heating now And this is basically a
brief checklist of the things you should do.

Anyway, I'm going to divide
the checklist into two things. Firstly, just the really simple stuff. Any kind of house I know
what DIY can do with really simple tools. And then the slightly more advanced bit. Don't get me wrong, it's
not really, really difficult but you sort of need
slightly a bit more knowledge or, you know, cojones
to have a look at the certain things we're going to do. So, firstly, let me just go
over the really really basic start bits. I hope you enjoy the video. And I hope you subscribe. And I hope that you hold tight. So, number one on your
list of things to do is to get yourself a little
radiator bleeding key like the one I've got here. There are a few different types. And just go around each one
of your radiators in the house and bleed the air out of
the top of the radiator. You're probably going to
find there's not a lot of air or there's none at all.

I mean, that's brilliant. It means the heating
system's been well-inhibited, which is a treatment you
put in the water to stop air happening. If you do have loads of air, might be a good idea to
give your plumber a quick call once you've got
all the heating working. And just say, mate, can you
pop around and wack some inhibitor in the heating system. Or, you can click on the link
that's appearing now that will show you how to put inhibitor
in your heating system. We've also left a link to
that in the description below. So the usual way to bleed
a radiator is to make sure that both valves at each end
of the radiator are fully open. And then, grab your radiator
bleed key and just open that. Open the key up. You'll see which end it is
on the nice cross end here. Just open that up like that. And as you can see, we've
got water coming out here straightaway. Once you've bled any
air out of the radiator, the next thing you're going
to need to do is get a pair of grips.

Remove the radiator
TRV, if you've got one. And then use the grips to
wiggle the pin underneath the TRV and make sure that that's free. Once you've done that, go
to the lock shield end, which is the other end of
the TRV on the radiator. Completely close the lock
shield by turning it clockwise. And then give it half a turn
to three quarters of a turn anti-clockwise, and
that radiator is set up and ready to use. Do that to every radiator
in the house and then we can move on to the next
(mumbles) we need to do before turning your heating system on. So once you've got that
done, obviously, you know if you're letting water
out of the radiators, if you haven't got an F
and E tank in the loft, which will automatically
refill the heating system, then, you're going to need
to use the fitting lube on the boiler or on the
pressurized kit to just top up the water level in the heating system.

If you're not happy doing
this bit, then get a plumber in for you. I mean, it is really, really
easy and I've left a link in the video description below as well as how to pressurize
a heating system as well, we're using that method. So, the next thing you'll
do is go to your room thermostat. If you've got one like
this, make sure it clicks (clicking sound) Yeah, clicky click click.

So make sure that that's working. And then really we're at
the end of the beginner's department, okay. You've gone around every radiator. You've effectively done
a thing called balance the system, whereby you've shut down
the lock shields and just cracked them open a little bit. What that does is evenly
distribute flow throughout the whole heating system, so all
the radiators get nicely warm. We've made sure that the
TRVs aren't stuck shut because sometimes they can
be shut for the hold of the summer, and then not spring on again.

And also, we've made sure
that there's no air in the heating system. The next few things I'm
going to show you are very very simple. Before you turn the heating system on, it's very important that, number one, you know that
the pump has got water in it. If you can get to it. And also that the pump empeller
inside is nice and free. And then secondly, if
you've got any zone valves, either two port or three port
valves, just use the lever arm on them to make sure that
the valve body is completely free. I'll show you how to do
those bits right now. Alright, so I just so happens
I've got a nice little pump like this just hanging about.

I've taken it out of an hold house. A real old Grundfos, this one is here. But most of the pumps are the same. A lot of the time now the pumps
are self (mumbles) and you won't have a knot on
the end of it like this. But, if you've got a knot on the end of it like this one here, it
can't hurt just to whip this knot off using a large slotted
screwdriver like the one we've got here. You're going to get a little
bit of water come out of here, so you might need a
little towel or something like that. And then inside you've
got the actual end of the impeller. We pop our screwdriver in
there and as you can see we can wiggle around the
impeller on the inside. So now we know that the
pump's going to be free and it isn't going to seize
up and burn the pump out when we turn the power on. What we do, once we've done
that, is is just pop our little nipple back on
here and tighten that up.

So the next and slightly
more advanced thing is where after we looked at
the pump is to make sure all the two port and three port valves are motoring okay. Really really simple to do. You can either grab the lever on the end. Most different manufacturers
of two port and three port valve have a motor
on the end as well, so you can have a look at that. And if you really, really
want to go into it, you can unscrew the little screw at the end. Make sure the power's off of course.

Which it should be because we haven't turned the heating system on yet. And you've got a little screw in here that undoes just like so. And you've got a little
screw on the other side here that undoes. Then, you'll be able to pull off the head without having to drain anything down. You can only do that, especially with these Honeywells, with a head that's got a dimple on it. But every other top manufacturer, Drayton, Morrison, Danfoss, there's loads of them. All of their heads can come
off pretty much without having to drain anything down. And then, you've got the
actual valve body here, just make sure that that's
nice and free and easy to move as well. And there we go. That's lovely there. And we know that's working okay. And we know that the
motor alright on here. Now once you've done all those checks, I always advise that
if you want to pop half a tub of inhibitor in the heating system, make sure that's topped
up, if you really want to go into things specially
you can drain the system out and flush it all
through and all that sort of thing.

But really, for most DIYs,
what we've just done there should be by far like what
you need to do to make sure the heating system's okay. Now, all you need to do is
turn your thermostat right up. Turn your programmer on
to "heating constant" , and obviously turn the hot
water on if that's on as well. And then, you should find
the valve opens, the pump cuts in and works okay, and
all the radiator's getting lovely and warm as well. So there we go. As if I was going to
finish off a video without giving Mr. G a nice big gut scrub.

I hope that video has given
you a better idea of the small little checks you can
run through to make sure the heating system's going to be okay. And make sure that it's
going to work alright. Obviously, if you've
got any problems or you need any more information,
then contact us on the comments section below this video. Please share this video
with your mates as well on Facebook and Twitter or wherever. Or you can also follow
us at our Facebook Page. I'm leaving a link to that right now. And also there's a link
to it in the description of the video below. So, if you go through a quick
run of what we've done there, We've made sure that all
the radiators are working and that they're balanced out. We've made sure there's
no air in the system, and if there is, we've
topped the water up, and also we've put a
little bit of inhibitor in as well if we needed to. We've made sure that our
pump is not seized up, and that it nicely runs and wheels around.

And we've also made sure that
the two port or three port valves that we were looking at, all the motors work okay, and the valve bodies are free and clear and ready to use. Obviously if you do find that you've got any problems, then call
a qualified plumber in to come and sort it out for you. Don't try and do anything
more than that if you're not happy doing it.

So, anyway, I hope you've
enjoyed this video, I'll see you in our next video which is an Ask the plumber video, With all the plumbing
disasters that you guys send us in on a daily
basis at our Facebook page. Remember, if you've got
any photos or videos, or anything like that, send them through to us for our perusal.

And you never know, you
might win a sticker and a scrub from Mr. G. Anyway, I'll see you in our next video, and remember everyone,
what are you going to do? You've got to hold tight. See you later. Honest Reviews and Advice. Come here. Don't Don't! Awww. George!.

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REMOVE AIRLOCK FROM RADIATOR – Plumbing Tips, honest reviews and tips Hold tight! And welcome to today's video that's all about how to remove And the airlock of the coolant If you have followed all the other steps that we have on our channel on how to get access You go radiator, you have done your TRV, then you have done balancing system, you have changed the pump Speed, you've done everything and it's still running you probably don't have to You find it's got airlock on going into that radiator or that chain of radiators if They still don't work if you have not all of those things you probably want to give First try them because you need reasonably good knowledge and steel balls To be able to actually do this a certain thing.

Click on the link so this is what appears now That will take you to thats HUB radiators got loads of all of the videos About radiators. Let's take a look at how we're going to remove this lock now. You're going to need a Hose. As I said you are going to need a big nerve! And after that Hopefully they can get moving and spot. Hold tight! So we did everything we could on this system and on this cooler It's still not getting hot Now this can also work for saying three or four rads that are not getting hot on some Leg, so always on hand to know how to do it.

So the first thing we do is be it in The pressure system or whether the tank it's feeding from the loft is that we turn off the valve on Every end. This is the first thing we do. Get yourself next Bleed the main coolant like this one. A little tip for you if you get one like this Get yourself a file and a file taper off because it gets really annoying. I put a little mark on mine up I'm not losing. Although I am probably still going to. A small Tupperware basin and possibly a piece of cloth And just dispel the pressure of the coolant. Right once you finish that drain and you have dissipated the pressure from the coolant Get a hose so it will go a normal hose size of 15mm like This one here For 1/2 inch male thread. Some radiators will have a built-in thread just for the nipple to bleed If you got it one of those you wouldn't be able to do so. So once you've got that ready. Get a little PTFE PTFEand get around it After that remove your nipple bleed screw into this take out of your hose.

Be right next to it I was on guard and then I take this off. It should come loose and be under a towel Something to catch a small amount of water As soon as this comes out you should be able to feel it if you tap it a little. OK that will come now and just loose Quick change a little over like that. See that? How fast was that? Like a cat! Even quick, I can't believe myself sometimes! If you don't think you've got a good enough connection between your faucet and your hose or nipple As we call it Get yourself a jubilee clip and wrap that round there to tighten up and that up. Before we move on to the next bit I recommend you turn all of your heating system off You go to either port two or three port fuses, and if you know how, latch Then open, you will find the little arm on there – the latch can only be opened.

Also if You've got a squeeze system Make sure you've got a reasonable amount of pressure in that natural home It will be one to one and a half bar If you need to know how to top the page, look at our site Pressure on heating video systems and also if you've got a tank fed from Loft make sure that the ball valve drops nicely down and has not been stuck in so that they can get in Sometimes stuck This will not allow more water into the system. Once you've done that, you are Ready to do the next bit cleansed by air From the flow side and all return coolant. What we're going now not Is the flush side You will not believe how easy this is to do. All you have to do is unlock The radiator is above. You'll hear air and water rushing out of this big hole we've now done Got here Instead of this tiny little hole you used to be here. I will let any that air out. Now if you sometimes have a heating system You could already turn on open this valve and feel the hot water coming through.

As soon as you feel the hot water coming through you are pretty much guaranteed that you have Probably removed the lock. Now hopefully this system here no longer has any airlocks in it. So we probably won't hear much of the air coming out But I'm going to open it anyway, and you never know what you might get. Hmm, I got a little in there! Turn it off looks like it has cleared now and it's very warm as well Thus we will not close that and then sign the other party. So we've closed that TRV at the other end and bled that little bit of air now and we're going to just do that Side shield lock.

A few drops of air there. That would come through nice and warm now, thats great. So right now we've been purging and flushing the opposite side of air. From the air We've got warm water coming through each of these ends. What do I need you to do right now Close each of these valves. The pressure will dissipate automatically from your hose So you don't have to worry about that. Remove your faucet, then put it back in your main bleed air. Once You have done so make sure that the system has either topped itself again up and f Tank E Or top it up with a special pressure ring like filling we described in our pressure Video heating. Before we finish because now you've likely successfully obtained your radiator gone I was happy Larry, and there are some things you don't need to think about why air I got in the system or in that radiator. One reason number is that there is enough not to mind in the system Mineral water will interact with radiators inside And create hydrogen. Cause number 2 and you've got an automatic air vent that is very close to suction The side of the pump can sometimes be tempted to suck air through an air vent.

The number of three tubes is your reason being expansion on the wrong side of the pump. Sometimes you'll be able to put your thumb on expanding tubes and see he's sucking on your The thumb. The fourth reason is to set the pump speed too high. Now it may sound crazy but if there is not Enough water is delivered to the impeller pump, that is, not enough Suction. Then the different pressures between suction and side discharge The pump impeller is such that the water causes the ability to cavitation. If you want to know more about cavitation just go online because I can not be bothered Go into it now but all you need to know is that it does not create air and that It can create airlocks. So make sure the pump speed is in the correct setting. I hope you found the video today useful I hope if we haven't covered anything you are going to tell us and let us know ever Follow us on Twitter, Facebook.

Give us love by site on plumberparts . If this video did not help, click on this link and return to the radiator HUB. Maybe you'll find a video out there that you can Help you I see you very soon all guys and I hope once again that you hold TIGHT all night long! BRAPP TING! Honest reviews and advice.

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Honest reviews and advice Boom, Selector and all that welcoming to the days, video, Alright, anyway, what we’re going to do is show you how to fit and hang this column radiator that we’ve got here. Column, radiators are usually heavy they’re lovely to look at Their convection is not poor, really, but they’re. Much more of a modern aesthetic thing to have in your house. That doesn’t mean I like to install them Now, there’s a couple of complicating factors with this job here. Firstly, the customer actually wants this roughly here. Okay, I can use this pipe here for my new TRV on this, but the other part that’s at that end is miles away, so we’re going to have to pull these floorboards up and hopefully we’ll be able to run our pipe up to the new position. So it comes up nice and neat. The other complicating factor is the walls.

The walls here are like my friend’s dog shit, They’re soft they stink and they don’t taste very nice So anyway. The first thing I want to do is take this floorboard up and take the old radiator out of the way I’ve already shut the system down. I’M not an idiot and I’m assuming if you know how to hang or you want to know how to hang one of these. You know you have to drain the heating system down.

It’s very similar to how to hang a bathroom towel rail. There will be a link to that video at the end of this one, And also we’ll put a link on how to drain down a pressurised system. Let going to be bloody mental. Isn’t it, I’ve got our main flow return. Just here. We’ve got our feed into the radiator here and another one there And now we’ve drained down. I can probably cut this roughly back here and we can drill a new hole for a new pipe to come up.

But I’m only going to do that when I’ve hung the new radiator and I know exactly where I want it to go So the next thing I’m going to do is just rip this radiator off – Oh my God. Oh, the wheels on the bus go round and round Round and round round and round The wheels on the bus go round and round All day long.

Now, we’ve disconnected each end. I’ve also put a bit of toilet rodding in each of the holes to stop any black water getting out. We should be able to just lift this off, Oh lovely and out of the way Now all we need to do is remove our old radiator piece, So we’re going to put a new TRV and set our valves on here. You have to spigots like this. That will be what you put into the radiator, Always use Loctite on these and on most threads It’s better than PTFE. Now you put your thumb on here and hold it like that and get your first reel or two just around the front, and then you go up and then you cross cross wiggle it around a bit cross, keep wiggling it and always just crossing and crossing. That’s what locks it in it’s supposed to be a hemp and paste premix. Really, I suppose that’s the best way of describing it

And then just cut your last little bit off with the little cutter Do this to both spigots and then you can wind both of those into the radiator. And then we can look at actually what position we’re going to be. Putting the radiator in going to wind out the old plug here, and then we got this our new spigot to go in here, Get ourselves an adjustable and just knit that Right. So now we’re going to look at the difficult part of this job. Basically, these radiators hang on brackets that sit on the wall. Just like this okay, They’re, very, very simple, brackets a couple of holes in each This particular company have lovingly sent us some brackets already. These are expanding plugs Because these radiators are heavy. You need to make sure you get decent Anchorage here, Especially with one this size. What I’ll, firstly, do is I’ll get my two bottom brackets and I’ll pop ’em here, like that.

Then I’ll know how far apart they’re going to be, And that is 21.5. So I get my pencil out about to give this girl a shout Bracket. Width equals 21.5 For the next bit. You don’t actually have to have the brackets in Cause. We know the centers of the brackets are going to, be the same as the centres for these pipes here, Grab your tape and put down the centre of that pipe there. Sometimes you need a little bit of help. Someone to give you a hand. A helpin’ hand Run it down to the centre of this pipe here. That is 143.2, So now we’ve got height, equals 143.2. Now much in the same way to the towel rail, video and this one you need to decide actually where you want to hang your radiator. Now because we already know our width of the bracket, we can define the centre of the radiator on the wall, divide that by two and measure out from that, and then we know where the widths of our brackets are going to be

When it comes to the height of the radiator, I always start from the bottom. For example, I want my radiator to be 20 centimeters off the floor. You know that your bracket is going to be roughly about a centimetre and a half above the bottom of the radiator. So you measure up 21.5 centimetres Because we’ve already got a pipe here that we’re going to be going on we’ve kind of defined as to where we’re going to put the radiator on with that. So what I now need to do is I need to get my new radiator in line with that pipe down there. So I’m going to mark up where my radiator valve is By that I mean just pop in that in the side of the radiator, then I know how far the width of that has to be away from that first bracket. Let’s do that now. I know that my radiator valve is going to end there, so I also know that the centre of my bracket is here.

So if I measure over from the centre of the pipe to the centre of my bracket, I get a measurement of 11.2, Here’s the pipe I need to go on. I need my centre to be on there, so I pop that on there I measure over 11.2 and Bob’s your uncle. So what I do I just get my spirit level until my bubble is okay, A small line just on there. So now we know where our bracket’s going to be The height I’m going to define we’re going to go at about 28 Grab my spirit level to a nice horizontal line on there. So now we know where our first bracket’s going to be Now. We measure up from here 143.2 all the way to make our mark there to make sure that my spirit level’s in line so they’re not out like that. Then what we need to do is measure across from here 21.5. Centimetres Make sure that they’re both level as well and then check all your levels when you’re finished (jet aeroplane, whistles) Right. What you do is just make one little dot: Tiny ass dot. So no one will notice

If you go slightly wrong, no one can see it Then pull out my spirit, level, tiny dot, just a tiny dot and maybe one below it, And I can see the dot we did a minute ago. That means you put a dash here So now we know that is in line with that one there And we’ll make sure the mark we made earlier on is okay Get that level Now we know that’s where we can put our second bracket Now we measure across From our line here, 21.5, So simple, We do the same at the bottom cause we’re crossing the bottom at 21.5 as well.

Right, so we got our spirit level, that’s set to the right height here and just over the mark. We’ve just made draw a mark there Then the top the same A little mark there And then, if you just want to make sure you’ve got your marks right. Just check it all out with the spirit level There we go, we’ve got our four marks Now I understand what we’ve just been over is long, arduous and pretty boring, but it’s important that you check your measurements, Make sure you’ve got a good spirit level. The one I’ve got is a Stabila, It’s the best And then you’ve just got to make sure that you’ve done everything correct and right Now. The way I’ve shown you just now is slightly strange because we were going off that earlier pipe, But most of you guys are going to, have a centre line. Okay, and you won’t have your pipes there. So what you do, then, is you measure your centre line? Get a horizontal across the bottom measure out to your two bottom brackets, then follow your centre line up and then measure out to your two top brackets, using that centre line.

That’s how you usually do it, But because we’ve got this pipe here, it’s slightly more complicated! So now I’m going to show you how you actually mark up each one of these brackets and then we’re going to drill the wall, and hopefully this wall isn’t going to fall to bits because, as I told you, it’s an absolute mess So we’ll go from here And see how we get on Bob, I pop that on the cross On this round there, one right down there and I’ll do that to the next one just across here And then do that to the two bottom ones Right spot your holes get your drill. This is such a horrible wall. It’s going to go easy here: (motor revs), Just going to pop my hand on here Now I’ll know whether I’ve gone deep enough for my plug. I need to go a tiny bit more

(motor revs), That’s as far as I dare go. So what I’m going to use is the adjustable hole here, just in case I’m just going to run this up tight (motor revs). Ah, that’s great! That is great Not going anywhere Right. So We’ve got ’em all in They’re all level I’ve checked all my widths and everything They all look fine. So it’s now time to hang our radiator up, Put those two to the bottom. There Slide in at the top Pop there we go Well, that looks lovely Check. Our levels – Oh yeah, Oh my God, Yep – that is an absolute beauty. So there we go. Its all done now. It’s hanging on the wall beautifully It’s exactly where he wanted it, and it’s nice and level. I’M going to pipe it up now and I’m going to film that and you can watch that in a second time lapse. Okay,

But very quickly, there’s a cat out there eating and I want to film it eating close up Cause. I’M weird like that. Lets do that now Come on eat your dinner Right. So, there we go Piped up. I’M going to fill it up now. There’s not going to be any leaks cause. I’M amazing, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video. I’ve you’ve got anymore questions or you see. We’ve done something wrong or something like that. Let us know in the comments You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook, as you know So remember. If you’ve got any questions, ask us and we will hopefully answer them in Ask a Plumber for you. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video. I hope you’re going to come back and watch some more

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