Having decided to make repairs in an apartment or in a private house, many people pay attention to the fact that old cast iron batteries do not fit into the interior. But it's not just beauty, because the old battery can be hidden behind a beautiful screen. Most often, the need to replace batteries arises from the fact that new radiators not only work more efficiently, but also save fuel consumed for heating. This article will discuss how to install a bimetallic radiator, without resorting to the services of qualified professionals. By doing this work yourself, you can not only save on installation, but also transform the room.
The device of a bimetallic radiator
A distinctive feature of a bimetallic radiator is his device - it is made of two types of metals. At the base is the core (made of steel or copper), through which the coolant passes. An aluminum shirt is placed over the core.
When choosing bimetallic radiators, it is necessary to clarify whether they are not “semi-metallic”, the internal channels are made of steel pipes, and the rest is aluminum. Such radiators are less durable, are not resistant to hydraulic shocks and do not withstand high pressure.
Bimetallic radiators are distinguished:
The design of the heater from the bimetal
Vertical tubes of radiators have a small diameter, so that the volume of coolant required for the operation is significantly reduced.
It is also worth mentioning that radiators, despite their resemblance, may differ in price. This is due to the fact that in cheaper systems noise may appear due to the fact that steel and aluminum are heated simultaneously. More expensive radiators are coated with a polymer coating that can significantly muffle such sounds.
The radiators differ in height
To make the room comfortable temperature, and the boiler did not work at the limit of its capabilities, you need to perform simple calculations, thanks to which you can find out how many sections are required for each room. You need to know the area of the room and the power of a separate section of the heater.
The above calculation of the number of sections for a room means that the walls are warm and the windows are not blown through. Otherwise, the number of radiator sections will have to be increased.
Location of the radiator
When working, you need to use SNiP 3. 05. 01-85, which contains standards for internal sanitary systems. Let us consider in more detail these norms and requirements:
Radiators come in different heights, so when choosing a product, consider the distance from the window sill to the floor.
Installation of battery
It is quite clear that for work you will need tools:
If the entire pipeline has not been replaced, then it is necessary to clean the communications through which the coolant will circulate and install a filter on the supply riser.
Battery installation kit
Installation of bimetallic radiators is carried out in the following sequence:
See how you can independently install a bimetallic heating radiator on metal pipes without using welding:
Unpacking the battery
Bimetallic heating radiators
The American adapter
Check the horizontal position of the installed radiator
Open the water supply
Radiator in a wooden house