How to fill an electric towel radiator: An electric towel rail, also known as a heated towel radiator, is an essential component of any modern bathroom. It keeps your towels warm and dry while also adding a touch of luxury to your bathroom. We'll walk you through the process of filling your electric towel rail or heated towel radiator so you can enjoy its benefits for years to come.
It is critical to take some safety precautions before filling your electric towel rail or heated towel radiator. Here are a few things you should do:
- Turn off the power supply to your electric towel rail or heated towel radiator to prevent any electrical shock.
- Use a funnel or jug to fill it more easily and prevent water from spilling onto the floor.
To fill your electric towel rail or heated towel radiator, you will need the following materials:
- Funnel or jug for filling
- A bucket or container
- A towel or cloth
- A pair of gloves
- Water, ideally soft water to avoid limescale issues.
- Standard car antifreeze, Ethylene Glycol (also known as an inhibitor)
- Water + Inhibitor mixture should be min 95% water. The inhibitor must be diluted lightly.
Turning Off the Power Supply:
Before filling your electric towel rail or heated towel radiator, turn off the power supply. This will prevent any electrical shock or damage to your radiator.
Filling the Radiator:
Once your filling medium is ready, make sure to tighten the element, blanking plugs, and bleeding valve to prevent leaks. While the towel radiator is tiled on one side, it must be filled slowly. The towel radiator must be completely filled with no gaps in the horizontal bars. Towel radiators must be filled halfway up the top horizontal bar. The water level from the bleed or blanking plug inlet can be seen with a torch. This is required for the expansion air gap, and the towel radiator must be bled on the first heat to avoid internal pressure buildup.
If the towel radiator wall brackets are installed before the element and towel radiator assembly, it will make it easier to mount your towel warmer on the wall. Towel radiators get heavier with pre-filled weight. To fill an electric radiator, a custom solution of 85% deionized water and 15% ethylene glycol, which is commonly used as car anti-freeze, is required.
Check for leaks after filling your electric towel rail or heated towel radiator. If you notice any leaks, disconnect the main power from the fused spur and inspect the connections.
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How to fill an electric towel radiator FAQ
Q: What should I do if I notice any leaks after filling my heated towel radiator or electric towel rail?
A: If you discover any leaks, turn off the main power from the fused spur and inspect the connections.
Q: What precautions should I take when filling my heated towel rail or electric towel rail?
A: To avoid electrical shock, turn off the power supply before filling your electric towel rail or heated towel radiator. Fill it more easily with a funnel or jug to prevent water from spilling on the floor.