Correct support of a radiator using screws bracket and fittings.
Whenever a radiator supporting bracket come away from a wall. Extra weight is added to the connecting pipework. As a consequence of this damage to the connecting pipework can easily occur. The correct support for a radiator is important. This starts from the outset of the initial installation.
Radiators are manufactured with a reinforced welded plate secured at the rear. This is in place to accommodate an exact fit to the wall bracket that is designated the radiator. Metal fatigue of either of these two fixing brackets I’ve yet to see. Radiator manufactures test radiator metallic fixtures to a high specification, to avoid failure. So whenever a radiator comes away from a wall. It is important to find the actual cause, before proceeding to a solution.
What can be done to avoid a loosen radiator.
Why does a radiator become loose.
Here are a few reasons why a radiator will loosen and sometimes leak and come away from a wall. Not enough or incorrect positioned screws can contribute to weakening. In addition to this, an installation that was once sturdy put has now become loose. Could be the result of damp and deterioration, or overload excessive force added that loosened the radiator. When failure occurs more than likely the screws and brackets will be in tact. However crumbling plaster and deteriorating walls are usually weak points that fail.
Whenever this occurs it is important to it immediately repaired. The configuration of screws and brackets are but in place to restrain weight away from the pipework. Sudden glut or movement of the connecting pipes will drastically increase the possibility of leakage if this hasn’t already occurred.
If you have a loosened radiator in your property, and a DIY plumbing repair isn’t gone to plan. Tackling this type of repair for a novice can be somewhat challenging. Rest assured every one needs a little help sometimes. The aspect of supporting with others in the community is something we enjoy. We offer professional help for plumbing and heating related issue’s. whenever they occur. Contact us now