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    Stainless Handrail Levelling

    They're definitely welded into the bottom fixing plate...
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    Stainless Handrail Levelling

    Unfortunately, I think you're right. Cheers, Carl...
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    Stainless Handrail Levelling

    If only. They're a standard size, 1.1M. In hindsight, my builder wouldn't have been such an idiot, and put the fall going from back to front, leaving a much less noticable slant on the rail on the left of the platform. Cheers, Carl...
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    Stainless Handrail Levelling

    Thanks again for your reply. The cable ties are just there to hold the handrail on, as it is currently just set up to test. When happy, you drill through the saddle into the handrail and bang a couple of self tappers in. The glass supports cannot be adjusted, but the glass can be put in them...
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    Stainless Handrail Levelling

    Thanks for your reply. They're these ones: https://www.handrailsdirectcomponents.co.uk/item/1228/handrailsdirect/Intermediate-Post.html They are just covers at the bottom, but there's very little movement in them to add packing underneath the post to raise it. I'd rather not grind away at...
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    Stainless Handrail Levelling

    Hi all, I've test installed some stainless handrails, but the fall my builder put on the platform and bottom step means they're not quite level, as you may be able to make out: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlmVEDCDwc6sjZlxGb-7bFMyOU9-Wg?e=duTUZD The saddles aren't adjustable. Does anyone have any idea...
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    Need to put a shallow S-bend in existing pipes

    Hi guys, Thanks for your replies, they're as educational as always in this forum. After Rob's reply, I was thinking of leaving one of the pipes straight, and moving the rad to the right a bit instead, as that side will be mostly hidden by an armchair, but I don't think it would leave enough of...
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    Need to put a shallow S-bend in existing pipes

    Hi guys, Hopefully you can point me in the right direction, as you've always done in the past. I had a very fancy radiator powder coated recently, and bought some new valves for it, however they're a little bit wider (when looked at from the front) than the ones they're replacing, so the pipes...
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    Cold Rad, Hot Pipe

    Thanks for the replies fellas, you've confirmed what I suspected all along, I'm out of my depth. I've arranged for a heating engineer too come take a look and price it up. Thanks guys, Carl...
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    Cold Rad, Hot Pipe

    Anyone? I'm getting quite desperate here. Cheers, Carl...
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    Cold Rad, Hot Pipe

    This may be where I'm going wrong. This, and the fact that I'm using a standard TRV and not one designed for single pipe systems (if indeed it is a single pipe system). So, take a look at this picture, to see my incredible work for yourselves: Here's some context: Red is the "single...
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    Cold Rad, Hot Pipe

    Sorry for the radio silence chaps, been dealing with a leaky roof. It never rains, but it pours, as they say. Terry, I'm not very familiar with the pipework in my house, but I do plan on taking a trip into the crawl space under the house tomorrow, to see what I can find. I'll report back once...
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    Cold Rad, Hot Pipe

    It 100% was plumbed the way I've done it. I was confused too, as I thought it shouldn't work. I guess if I can work out if it's single pipe system, then I can remove the bit between the T unions. Does anyone know how I can find out? Also, is it possible to have a "hybrid" system, where most...
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    Cold Rad, Hot Pipe

    Hi Terry, thanks for your reply. Yeah, they are T unions, but that's how it was originally plumbed in. I don't know for sure if it is a single pipe system. Is there any way I can tell?
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    Cold Rad, Hot Pipe

    Hi guys, Sorry for the delay, only just managed to get it off the wall. You can see daylight when looking through the top and bottom valves, so there's no baffle. Both pipes have pressure. One gets hot, the other just a little warm. I'm at a bit of a loss now. Any heating engineers in the...
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