Balancing Radiators


I have TRV's fitted to most radiators. Is it important to "balance" the rads using the lockshield valves and if so why. If necessary, what is the best way?
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Yes you should, TRVs should only come into play when a room approaches its target temperature, until then the split of flow and therefore heat will be controlled by the balance setting of the radiators. In short, the approach is to set TRVs to max then balance the system, there's a good method at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/ . The shutting down of the TRVs will distort the picture as the house warms up but that is the least of many evils.
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On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 21:41:20 -0000, in free.uk.diy.home "Eric Hall"

Yes. As per the FAQ for the uk.d-i-y group. Look for "Balancing Central Heating Systems"
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