I'm the UK in case that matters. I have a traditional gas central heating with radiators.
As is common, the radiators have thermostatically controlled values, except for one of the radiators which does not. I believe this is necessary to have one that is not controlled?
The problem is that the one that is not controlled is the one in the main living room which is also where the main thermostat is. This room is also the one which heats up most quickly in the house. So what happens is that this room reaches its temperature before any of the others and the whole heating turns off before any of the other rooms are warm enough.
I have two options :- 1) Be cold in the rest of my house 2) Be far too hot in the living room but comfortable elsewhere.
If the livingroom had a thermostatic value, I'd at least be able to turn that one off when if got warm enough giving the rest of the house chance to heat up.
My question is, can I move the valve from a different radiator and have(say) the one in the hall be the one without a valve? Or is there a better solution?
I'd get a plumber in most likely to do this unless it's really simple to do, but just wanted to know what was possible? Thanks!