To hide copper pipes

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  1. Alexx

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    Hi,

    In my bedroom there are 4 central heating 8mm copper pipes that are currently nailed on top of the skirting board. I'm changing the skirting and trying to think of a better idea to lay them.

    Basically, I can think of 2 ways to do this (see images).

    Option 1. Is it safe to go like that? Also what cover should I use?
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    Option 2. Safer, to my opinion, however the skirting will be considerably thicker.
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    Any other ideas? Also do I need some kind of insulation between the carpet and the pipes in the second option?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Slugbabydotcom

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    Option 2 but the skirting should go down to the floor
     
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    What's the wall made of? You can often remove a strip of board or plaster:
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  4. Alexx

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    Thanks, it'll be too much hassle removing the plaster, plus the pipes go along 2 walls so I dont think there will be enough pipe length to do that (around the corner, if you know what I mean). I'll just go for the second option.

    Thanks again to both of you
     

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