HOW DO YOU WANT YOUR VALVES TO LOOK AGAINST YOUR RADIATOR?
You have your radiator, so the next step is: how to choose your radiator valves?
Now that you’ve selected your beautiful designer radiator, you want to ensure that all of the ‘gubbins’, so the pipes and parts, are neat and tidy. Unless you’ve selected an eskimo Outline Hinge & Bracket hidden valve model, you’ll have a set of valves to position with your radiator. Without the right valve position and the correct choice of valve, your radiators may not look as wonderful as they should. This can be really disappointing from an interior design point of view of course. To avoid having a distracting and ugly valve aesthetic, and to make sure that you can fit the radiator without a problem, here’s a quick and easy way to understand the three types of valve positions.
So what are the three types of radiator valves?:
1. Angled valves
2. Corner valves (sometimes called ‘double-angled’ valves)
3. Straight valves (sometimes called ‘in-line’ valves)
AN ANGLED VALVE SET A CORNER VALVE SET A STRAIGHT VALVE SET
Your pipework will almost always fall under one of two categories:
- it will approach your radiator from below, so from the floor,
- or it will come outwards from the wall.
Likewise your radiator will either have valve connections on the underside of the radiator, or on the side of the radiator, so depending on the combination of these you can use valves very well or very badly. Here’s a quick guide to help you make the most of your arrangement.
If you have pipes which will be coming up from the floor and the radiator has connections on the side, you will need to use angled valves for the neatest look.
FLOOR PIPEWORK SIDE CONNECTIONS ANGLED VALVES
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If, on the other hand, the radiator actually has connection points underneath, then straight valves will be better.
FLOOR PIPEWORK UNDERNEATH CONNECTIONS STRAIGHT VALVES
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For pipework which comes out from the wall however, no matter where you connect on the radiator, corner valves will look the neatest.
WALL PIPEWORK SIDE CONNECTIONS CORNER VALVES & WALL PIPEWORK UNDERNEATH CONNECTIONS CORNER VALVES