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Heating Question

Returning to the think tank that is CharltonLife for advice

Basically every room in my house has Gas Central Heating apart from the kitchen (Electric Heater)

Has anyone tried to change a single room from one heating method to the other as ideally want to switch my Kitchen to gas heating as per the rest of the house

Any recommendations for who to contact to get this done and how much it would roughly cost?

Comments

  • You have radiators in all the other rooms? If so you just need to run a radiator to the kitchen. Small job for a plumber, no harder than moving a radiator.
  • Wouldn't have thought you specifically need a rad in a kitchen if you have them throughout the rest of the house. Assuming you really only spend any length of time in the kitchen when you are cooking then the oven should produce enough heat.
  • Wouldn't have thought you specifically need a rad in a kitchen if you have them throughout the rest of the house. Assuming you really only spend any length of time in the kitchen when you are cooking then the oven should produce enough heat.
    He's probably banished to the kitchen to watch the football :-(
  • Rob7Lee said:
    You have radiators in all the other rooms? If so you just need to run a radiator to the kitchen. Small job for a plumber, no harder than moving a radiator.
     Not if you've got to start ripping flooring/carpets up to get the pipes across.
  • Rob7Lee said:
    You have radiators in all the other rooms? If so you just need to run a radiator to the kitchen. Small job for a plumber, no harder than moving a radiator.
     Not if you've got to start ripping flooring/carpets up to get the pipes across.
    Which you'd need to do to move a radiator?
  • Wouldn't have thought you specifically need a rad in a kitchen if you have them throughout the rest of the house. Assuming you really only spend any length of time in the kitchen when you are cooking then the oven should produce enough heat.
    He's probably banished to the kitchen to watch the football :-(
    Nah thats the missus when the Football is on ;)
  • This is what this site is all about goddamnit
  • Rob7Lee said:
    You have radiators in all the other rooms? If so you just need to run a radiator to the kitchen. Small job for a plumber, no harder than moving a radiator.
     Not if you've got to start ripping flooring/carpets up to get the pipes across.
    Thankfully there is a pipe right next to the kitchen (we dont have a door there) that runs up the side of the wall feeding into a rad upstairs so guess a plumber would be able to feed a new pipe off that into the kitchen

    Wouldn't have thought you specifically need a rad in a kitchen if you have them throughout the rest of the house. Assuming you really only spend any length of time in the kitchen when you are cooking then the oven should produce enough heat.
    We're end of terrace in a house built around 1903 - House always gets very cold come winter

    Not to mention we're having the Kitchen replaced (work started a month ago) and a load of damp was found on the wall facing the outside - Damp has been treated properly but we're still waiting for the wall to dry so the plaster can come in and do his bit before the kitchen gets installed... Hoping that a rad linked to the central heating will keep the room warm and so prevent any damp coming back in the near future

    After all we'd thought the damp had been treated prior to us moving in - One condition as part of the offer was that the previous owner would sort the dampwork, we've got a guarantee from those who did the work yet will only come back and re-treat if there is proof its their fault (Yup what company will take blame in that respect), else we'll have to pay them to treat it again
  • Wouldn't have thought you specifically need a rad in a kitchen if you have them throughout the rest of the house. Assuming you really only spend any length of time in the kitchen when you are cooking then the oven should produce enough heat.
    He's probably banished to the kitchen to watch the football :-(
    If you can't stand the heat....
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  • Wouldn't have thought you specifically need a rad in a kitchen if you have them throughout the rest of the house. Assuming you really only spend any length of time in the kitchen when you are cooking then the oven should produce enough heat.
    He's probably banished to the kitchen to watch the football :-(
    If you can't stand the heat....

  • Rob7Lee said:
    You have radiators in all the other rooms? If so you just need to run a radiator to the kitchen. Small job for a plumber, no harder than moving a radiator.
     Not if you've got to start ripping flooring/carpets up to get the pipes across.
    Thankfully there is a pipe right next to the kitchen (we dont have a door there) that runs up the side of the wall feeding into a rad upstairs so guess a plumber would be able to feed a new pipe off that into the kitchen

    If it's a 15mm pipe you should really take a feed from the pipe feeding that, likely 22mm.
  • Could the damp be caused from steam from cooking ?
    If you don't have an extractor hood/fan or don't open the windows, then it could be.
  • Could the damp be caused from steam from cooking ?
    If you don't have an extractor hood/fan or don't open the windows, then it could be.
    Didnt have this but one will be installed when the new Kitchen eventually goes in

    New Windows have been installed too with a vent at the top that constantly remains open now so hopefully that helps too
  • Could the damp be caused from steam from cooking ?
    If you don't have an extractor hood/fan or don't open the windows, then it could be.
    Didnt have this but one will be installed when the new Kitchen eventually goes in

    New Windows have been installed too with a vent at the top that constantly remains open now so hopefully that helps too
    We need a new kitchen so have no hood/fan.
    Suffered with damp for about 20 years, until I realised it was steam from the cooking.
    Closed doors, opened windows and problem solved. Doh.
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