What is an underfloor heating manifold?
Manifolds are used in Underfloor Heating to control the flow of water through the system that allows an even warmth right across the whole floor. They are central to your UFH system, connecting both the supply and return lines. Each manifold consists of a flow and return manifold – each with a flow meter to measure the flow rate. There is a valve on each loop that open and closes – controlled by the actuator valve in turn controlled by your smart room thermostat.
Who should install underfloor heating manifolds?
Underfloor heating manifolds should only be installed by a qualified heating engineer or plumber, especially when installing a wet underfloor heating system.
Where should the Underfloor Heating Manifolds be placed?
Underfloor heating manifolds should be placed in an area that is easy to access for any future repairs or upgrades. It is generally recommended that there is 200mm between the floor level and the bottom of the manifold, with around 75mm clear space at the top and around 50mm on the left and right sides.
What is an Underfloor Heating Actuator?
An Underfloor Heating 230V actuator (thermal electric actuator) is a vital and necessary element of your underfloor heating system. The actuator opens and closes the valve on the underfloor manifold according to the signal sent by your wet underfloor heating thermostat (see our full range here ). Normally they are wired to an underfloor heating wiring centre (see our range here ), like the Heatmiser UH4 or UH8. The actuator comes with a threaded ring nut M30 x 1.5 that screws onto the manifold prior to actually fitting the actuator.
What is included with our Underfloor Heating Manifolds?
Our manifolds range between 2 to 12 ports and come complete with isolating ball valves, adjustable flow meters, fill and drain points, automatic air vents.
Our stainless steel manifolds are pre-assembled for immediate mounting for both radiator and underfloor systems
-Available in 1” and 1¼” sizes, from 2 ways to 12 ways with integral flow control valves to suit a wide range of system requirements.
-Can be surface mounted , concealed in a choice of purpose designed plastic or metal cabinets or within a partition wall for a flexible solution to location.
-Manifold flow and return outlets are offset for space saving and ease of installation.
-Ball valves (with optional gauges), fittings and pipe connectors for a wide range of pipe types and sizes.
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