How to install heating radiators?
Sooner or later, even the most reliable radiators start to leak. Especially if they are old and have been in the apartment since Soviet times. At the first opportunity, it is better to get rid of such systems and buy aluminum radiators that will serve you for decades.
Otherwise, when you come home from work on a cold winter evening, you run the risk of getting your feet wet in your own apartment or, even worse, flooding your neighbors from below and paying for their repairs.
Features of mounting the radiator
Before changing the batteries in the room, you need to block the riser and drain water from it. Only after that it is allowed to dismantle the system by unscrewing all the connecting nuts and carefully removing it from the mounts.
Modern aluminum and steel radiators have a slightly different shape than the old-style sections. Therefore, for their installation, other fasteners may be required, different from those already mounted in the wall. In this case, you should replace them.
There must be at least three brackets holding the radiator. Make sure that when mounting into the wall they are at the same level, and the battery does not look skewed after installation.
Without removing the protective film, install the sections. Install an air outlet valve in one of the upper holes. Then you can connect the heating pipes.
An important point: for the most efficient use of the radiator, you need to connect it to the system in a diagonal pattern. Connect the pipes so that the water enters from the bottom on one side (for example, on the left), and exits from the top on the other (right). This will allow all sections to warm up to the maximum and produce maximum heat transfer.
What is the best material for the walls of the house?
gas silicate blocks