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Blanking off pipes for a radiator no longer needed

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by RainbowWrighty, 24 Oct 2009.

  1. RainbowWrighty

    RainbowWrighty

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    Hi,

    The radiator in our kitchen is no longer needed and I need to do something with the pipes.

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    After draining the central heating system, I was planning to cut the left hand pipe (shown below) with a pipe cutter (chipping away the wall plaster if necessary) and fitting a push on end cap. Re-plastering and skirting would then be fitted.

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    On the right hand pipe, I was going to remove the push on joint but I still want to have the drainage tap, so was going to re-position that at the 90 deg joint. I was planning to box this in afterwards (removable for future system drains)

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    Is this the way it should be done or can anyone advise a better solution to doing away with the old pipes?

    Thanks in advance guys,

    Ade
     
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    Joints that are not accessible for instpection should only be soldered.
     
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    Do the pipes go right through the wall? If so can you cut them the other side.
    I would use a solder cap if plastering over it. If you're not happy about soldering could you extend your proposed boxing to cover both pipes.
     
  5. RainbowWrighty

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    bengasman - thanks, you confirmed a niggling suspicion I had about not soldering hidden joints...especially as the joint will be near a floor with electric underfloor heating!

    Mick - the pipes do indeed go through the wall to another radiator (in the lounge).

    I've decided to replace the radiator on the other side of the wall shown in the pics and at the same time, fit a drainage tap that side and remove the redundant pipe work shown altogether.

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Ade
     
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