Can I add a supplementary to this since it's relevant?
I've just fitted a chrome ladder type for a friend. He bought it from B&Q,
and had bought a lockshield valve/TRV pair, as the original rad was fed
from one end only, although in 15 mm, with no TRV.
Of course, the inlets on these ladder rads are underneath rather than on
the sides as with a conventional rad - so the TRV head now sticks out the
front horizontally. I could have made it go to the side, but this would
have showed more pipework.
Inline lockshields are available, but I've not seen inline TRVs. Do they
FWIW, I'm not impressed with the B&Q offering. The brackets were extremely
difficult to tighten up as the machine screws had to cut their own thread
in the plastic. Nor did they clamp up tight. Also, having an exposed
blanking plug and bleed valve on the top of the rail looked just plain
cheap and nasty.
*Can fat people go skinny-dipping?
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
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