You can install most radiators in a very simple way, whether electric, water, etc. However, you must ensure that the radiators are securely fixed to the wall so that they can be used safely.
The steps of fixing a radiator
To fix your radiator, take some essential tools like a drill, a bubble level, ankles, screws and a screwdriver. Here are the steps to properly fix your radiator:
- Use your meter and your spirit level to define the location of the bindings on your wall. Feel free to make pencil marks to pierce precisely in the right place.
- Drill the holes to fix the ankles. Use the drill and dowels for the type of wall. Insert the dowels into the holes.
- Screw in the fastening tabs and the safety tabs.
- Place the heater on the brackets.
- Lower the safety tabs and screw them down.
You can then proceed to connect your radiator.
The weight of the radiator: an impact on the fixation
Radiators have variable weights. Some can be quite heavy, and weigh about ten pounds. Check that you are using the correct equipment (especially for the dowels) but also that your wall can support the weight of the device.
If you think that the weight of the radiator is too great, you can increase the number of wall mounts to better distribute the weight. You can also find in store feet to support the radiator. These are not much used at the moment but can nevertheless provide you with an effective solution. Finally, it is also possible to consolidate the wall to avoid any risk of tearing of the wall.
The fixing of a radiator must be carried out with the greatest care and the adapted equipment. It is not complicated, however. You can do it if you have some DIY skills.