How to connect a radiator?
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Replacing heating radiators in an apartment or house requires considerable financial expenditures. You can save a certain amount of money by purchasing components and installing batteries yourself. We offer some tips for those who are thinking about how to connect a heating radiator on their own.
Possible schemes for connecting radiators
- Side connection to the heating system. It is used if there is one heating riser and one radiator in the room. In this case, hot water is supplied to the upper branch pipe of the battery, and is discharged through its lower branch pipe on the same side of the radiator.
- Diagonal connection. It is used for large batteries (12 sections or more). Hot water enters the radiator through the upper nozzle and is discharged through the lower one located on the opposite side of the battery. The advantage of this connection is the heat loss of only 2%.
- Bottom connection. Water is fed and discharged through the lower nozzles.It is used if the heating pipes are disguised below, for example, in a floor screed. The disadvantage is large heat losses (up to 12%).
- On the lower pipe not connected to the pipe, put a cap. Install a Mayevsky valve on the upper unused branch pipe to remove accumulated air from the radiator.
- In order to replace one radiator with another without any problems, install ball valves in front of the inlet and outlet pipes.
- If you have installed a regulating valve on the battery, mount the bypass. This is a bypass pipe in the heating system, which looks like a bridge between the supply and return pipes in front of the radiator. In the event of a radiator overlap, the coolant will circulate in the system through the bypass.