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Buderus Radiator Panel Hot Water Flow Direction

Hengy
Hengy Member Posts: 2
As a newbie, I've gotta ask. We were told by our co-ops super that when our radiators were installed, they were installed with the flow backwards. The intake was the outtake and visa versa. This is why they don't heat up as much as they should. Does this sound right? Buderus Model 22 PKKP 4" wide 4000 BTU.

Comments

  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,221
    The inner connection is the supply; the outer the return.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    kcopp
  • Why did the super allow this improper installation?--NBC
  • Hengy
    Hengy Member Posts: 2
    An important question but the previous super did. We do get a little heat out of it. Any idea how much this reduces the efficiency?
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,221
    Since I've never put one in backwards, nor would I want to, I couldn't tell you. My time is too valuable to see what happens if I intentially do something wrong. :*
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Hatterasguy
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
    They thought if they hooked it up backwards, it became an air conditioner. :wink:
    HatterasguynjtommyIronman