Southwark council have just kindly installed a new central heating
system into the home of one of our local OAPs. they have dementia too
and are having a terrible time adjusting these to the correct
temperature, usually resulting in them all being left full on, the
house was 28c when we visited last and all the rads were set at
maximum, keep telling them to leave them on 2 but it's no use. Is
there anyway to lock these into a particular setting, say number two?
I took the valve tops off but this simply opens the valve fully on,
so no good. short of wrapping them in duct tape or putting a screw in
the side, are there any other bright ideas?
The Myson TRVs have a little insert flat pin thingy you can set the
maximum opening with. If they're not there, the installers more than
likely just chucked them.
You can probably get replacements from Myson.
True - the liver produces most of the heat in the body apparently, and if
that`s starting to pack in, they feel cold constantly.
Happened to my father in law over the last couple of years before he
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On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:58:58 +0000, Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:
The cheap bandq ones I have you can adjust two little plastic pegs to
set min and max "temperatures". With the elderly it is probably worth
setting both if you can so they can't turn them down to low. People
die of cold in houses more often than exccessive heating.
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Yes both quite true and we are aware of those problems. The OAP gets
two or three visits daily and one radiator they use the most will be
It's just an attempt to avoid switching the rads off and the place
left freezing, and switching them full on, when the place is too hot
They have always used hot water bottles, and it is a nightly routine
in the winter evenings.
On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:58:58 +0000, Grimly Curmudgeon
Could you be a little more descriptive, there does appear to be a
double pin thingy sticking out ever so slightly from the bottom of the
plastic. what does one do with it to adjust the setting?
Generally there is a circle of small holes and two pegs underneath the
head. You simply move the pegs to the appropriate holes and this
limits the amount that the head can be turned.
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Possibly it can be pulled out (downwards) and reinserted further around.
There are often two, which act as stops preventing the head from being moved
further than a required setting. Stick them close enough together and you
can more or less fix the setting.
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