Radiator sizing help

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  1. KW1816

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    Without sounding too thick ;) how do you measure a radiator ??

    We've got an old radiator we want to replace and quite fancy a 'designer' one from B&Q. Unfortunately they don't carry stock so I can't go down with my tape measure, So how do you measure one ?

    Are they all standard sizes ?
    Do you measure the actual radiator or the gap between the valves ?
    What's the 'pipe centre' measurement all about ??


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  2. lynx

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    A common size is 900mm high - length you will have to measure it i'm afraid.
    Pipe centre is the point in the centre (surprisingly) where your valves will enter the rads.
     
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    Length is the measurement I need - is it the length of the rad itself or the distance between valves ?
     
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    Measure the length of the radiator.
     

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