Do-it-yourself

How to install a convector


How to install a convector. THEconvectors, as the name suggests, they are heating systems that transmit heat only by natural convection. THEconvectorsthey have no fans and do not need electricity to work, that's for theassemblyof aconvectorit is particularly simple!

Aconvectorit does not require any connection to the electricity grid, the heat exchange battery of the latest generation models has a moderate water content so as to make theheating: there is an immediate sensation of heat and the front panel does not overheat as it did with the old onesconvectors.

The modernsconvectorsthey have minimal consumption and those who aim for a low-emission (and great saving!) heating system can install it in the home in combination with solar thermal or geothermal. They exist on the marketconvectorsin a wide range of sizes and powers. There are also models to be fixed to the wall orfloor convectors. We will see belowhow to mount a convector.

How to install a convector
For theassemblyjust remove the old oneconvector with the old radiator and drill (if already present in the house), or directly drill four holes in the wall for theassemblyof the backrest with dowels. The battery will be fixed to the backrest and you will have to make the necessary hydraulic connections.

The backrest is designed in such a way as to limit dispersion through the wall so it is advisable to handle it with caution and not to damage it in any way.

What do you need forinstall a convector
- floor or wall convector
- expandable dowels
-a drill with wall fuse
-screwdriver

  1. Remove the previous device
    it is not necessary to empty the system but you will have to collect the water contained in the old radiator and, if there are valves at the head of the existing system pipes, close them.
  2. Preliminary fixing
    Use the pre-printed template on the packaging for floor fixing, or the galvanized sheet backrest for wall fixing. Mark the drilling points for the insertion of four expansion plugs with a diameter of 8 mm.
  3. Drill the holes and clean them and screw the backrest through the slotted holes. When screwing the screws to the dowels, stop halfway and only at the end block the galvanized backrest to the wall.
  4. Secure the exchanger to the back using the two hooking pins.
  5. Mount the two flow conveyors using the special joints placed on the shoulders of the same exchanger.
  6. Tighten the last two screws supplied.

Video: How to Install a Radiator in a Conservatory (October 2020).