Can anyone advise wether any particular make of radiator is good or bad? Are
the plumbers merchants budget ranges any good e.g. Centerad, Alltrade,
Heatline or should I stick to Stelrad, Myson etc? What are the ones from B &
Q, Wickes etc. like?
Why are some radiators called "compact" when their dimensions seem the same
as other radiators? Any difference between Stelrad Savanna Compact and
Stelrad Compact apart from price?
Also some of the radiators I have are old imperial sizes that are either not
made now, difficult to get or cost a lot more. Is it possible to get adaptor
connectors that would enable a 25" long rad to be replaced with a 600mm
(23.6") one, if so how do they work?
Lastly, I would like to replace a very old 30+ years single panel rad no
fins, the 25" one mentioned earlier, with a panel plus but the centre of the
current rad's tapping is 1.5" from the wall and most panel plus rads are
about 2.5". Can this be done without redoing some pipework? Someone did do
this for me previously but that was on a bigger rad - 1.3m long, probably
had more play in the pipes. Is there anyway the brackets can be modified so
that the tapping is brought nearer the wall or some other solution?