can't move pipes to use compression joint!

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  1. rdhanjal

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    Hi folks

    I'm really stuck at the moment.
    I've just located the leak we had. It was under our bathroom floor. Looks like a screw was rubbing on a radiator pipe.

    It's right under the toilet, so i would have had to rip that out, as well as the ceramic floor tiles, plywood and floorboards , maybe even the bath too (!).

    That is why i opted to cut out the kitchen ceiling below. The pic below shows the kitchen ceiling looking up to the bathroom floorboards.

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    The problem I am having is that i just can't move either end of the pipes to make the compression joint fit.
    There's no give at all. Probably because the pipes tee off to rads and the lack of space in the joist notches.

    Does anyone know what my options are?
    Is it possible to solder a coupling on by sliding it all the way over one pipe before sliding it back??

    I'd appreciate any help i can get...!
    cheers
    Rob
     
  2. PlanetThanet

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    Hi,

    File out the 'stop' on the fitting and turn it into a slip coupling.

    Thanet.
     
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  3. seco services

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    as you say a solder coupling yes you can get a slip e/f coupler.
     
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    Yes you can use slip couplers either soldered or compression.
     
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    You can file the stop out of the compression fitting or use a couple of 22mm slip couplings and solder the pipe.
     
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    bloody hell fourth :eek:
     
  7. seco services

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    must be an echo.
     
  8. gassafeengineer

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    bit of hose pipe and 2 jubilee clips is cheaper :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    "come on Neddy next job YEEEE HAAAAA"
     
  9. rdhanjal

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    Thanks for the replies, I knew people were helpful on this site, but still shocked at how quick you all got back to me.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Theyr'e bored that's all, missus don't want to know. :LOL:
     

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