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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:17 pm Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:20 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:20 pm Reply with quote

i prefer 15mm over 10mm.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:14 pm Reply with quote

22mm to 10mm for me
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:23 pm Reply with quote

lcgs wrote:
22mm to 10mm for me


Sod's law someone would tip the scales, but that was the nature of the question icon_lol.gif

Has this been asked before ?

Thanks up to date.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:41 pm Reply with quote

15mm here icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:47 pm Reply with quote

22 up to 28 for the rads icon_exclaim.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:10 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:15 pm Reply with quote

electronicsuk wrote:
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.


i cant think of anytjing more DIY than chrome pipe into rad valves.(chrome towel rads are the exception) icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:18 pm Reply with quote

15mm always . looks far better and neater
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:19 pm Reply with quote

lcgs wrote:
electronicsuk wrote:
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.


i cant think of anytjing more DIY than chrome pipe into rad valves.(chrome towel rads are the exception) icon_rolleyes.gif
Exactly. Especially when there are so many braided flexis on the market
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:23 pm Reply with quote

dextrous wrote:
22 up to 28 for the rads icon_exclaim.gif


You have me confused ??

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

Mick.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:24 pm Reply with quote

lcgs wrote:
electronicsuk wrote:
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.


i cant think of anytjing more DIY than chrome pipe into rad valves.(chrome towel rads are the exception) icon_rolleyes.gif


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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:25 pm Reply with quote

mickroyds wrote:
dextrous wrote:
22 up to 28 for the rads icon_exclaim.gif


You have me confused ??
Only larking about. 22 to 15 is good
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