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Created On: 12 September 2017 10:36 PM
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 12 September 2017 10:36 PM
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NR316

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Hello, I was wondering what heater people would recomend to hear a small airing cupboard. I am thinking along the lines of an 80w tubular heater. Just wondering what other people think is best.

Thanks in advance.
 12 September 2017 10:40 PM
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mapj1

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Presumably there is no big cylinder of hot water already in there then ?
How big a volume is this, and what else is in there ? I'd be very wary of heating a closed box of potential fuel without some careful thought about how it turns off if the air circulation is poor.

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 12 September 2017 11:00 PM
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NR316

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No tank in the cupboard. It's about 1.6m3. I see what you mean about turning off if the air circulation is poor. I am going to have it on a 7 day timer and only have it on for 30 minutes at a time. But that doesn't really solve the circulation part like you say.
 12 September 2017 11:05 PM
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NR316

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Sorry there is an oil boiler in there aswell, but it produces no heat whatsoever.
 12 September 2017 11:29 PM
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Alcomax

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1.6 cubic metres and there is an oil boiler in there?
 12 September 2017 11:32 PM
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NR316

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Sorry I meant 2.6.
 12 September 2017 11:41 PM
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Alcomax

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Tubular heaters have a thermal cut out usually? Have a separate thermostat and what could possibly go wrong?
 12 September 2017 11:46 PM
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OlympusMons

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what do the oil boiler's manufacturer's instructions say about ventilation, and whether the compartment it is in is the correct size, and whether combustible materials are allowed to be stored there?
 13 September 2017 08:35 AM
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NR316

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Yeah I will have to look at the instructions and see what they recommend. I'd assume in most cases they will specify that the boiler can be mounted in a cupboard as long as there is no other heat source present.
 13 September 2017 03:58 PM
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weirdbeard

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I would recommend considering a towel rail type of radiator designed to be covered with towels garments etc, piped into the boiler system, with a back up electric element, for when the boiler is not used.

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 13 September 2017 05:42 PM
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NR316

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Yeah that's sounds like a better idea.
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