Have I Gone Overboard-Pipe Sizes

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  1. mickroyds

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    I have installed 22mm F & R away from the boiler and used 22mm T's with a 15mm offsets to feed each rad individually, the rads are within 3 mts of the T's, people that have seen it suggested 10mm would have been quite adequate and easier to work with to make the pipework discreet.

    What does the team think ?

    The jobs done but i'm curious.

    Cheers Mick.
     
  2. powell30

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    Always prefer the largest pipe to rad connections you can get ie15mm.

    Unless it is particularly intrusive i think you have made the right decision
     
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    i prefer 15mm over 10mm.
     
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    22mm to 10mm for me
     
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  5. mickroyds

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    Sod's law someone would tip the scales, but that was the nature of the question :LOL:

    Has this been asked before ?

    Thanks up to date.

    Mick.
     
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    15mm here :LOL:
     
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    22 up to 28 for the rads :!:
     
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    Always 15mm to the rads. Plus, 15mm is readily available with chrome plating, which gives a professional touch when the tails only have a short run out of the floor or wall into the valves.
     
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    i cant think of anytjing more DIY than chrome pipe into rad valves.(chrome towel rads are the exception) :rolleyes:
     
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    blingin' init :cool:
     
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    15mm always . looks far better and neater
     
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    Exactly. Especially when there are so many braided flexis on the market
     
  13. mickroyds

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    You have me confused ??

    But I agree, Harry Carpenter, much admired and respected a reporting sporting legend.

    Mick.
     
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    I completely disagree. Plain copper pipe into the valves, which are almost always chrome, looks absolutely horrid. What's more, it will tarnish over time.

    If you honestly think that this...


    ...would have looked better with bare copper tails, then you're welcome to your opinion, but it wouldn't be at all to my taste.
     
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    Only larking about. 22 to 15 is good
     

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