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Do I need to redo pipework? Lots of elbows

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by flutterbye, 10 Sep 2011.

  1. flutterbye


    5 Feb 2006
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    After changing leaking pump valves some weeks ago I had to rejig the pipe work a bit in the airing cupboard next to the hot water tank, pump and valves.

    I'm a bit worried that the flow into the HW tank now passes through no less than 3 elbows in a tight loop of 22m pipework (just below the white motorised valve in the pics).

    I know that work is certainly not to be proud of (embarrassing I guess!) but will it significantly degrade the overall system? Its a big system with about 20 radiators so I guess there are loads of other elbows but should a I get this work redone? Its particularly difficult for me to do because I think I would need to crack open the (very old) connector where the pipe meets the HW tank and I'm afraid I might not be able to stop it leaking once open (assuming I can get it open).

    To be clear the only pipework I did was the ugly triple elbow feed from the pump (directly above) into the HW tank. All the other pipework was already there.
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  3. Youllneverguess


    5 Sep 2011
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    From a professional point of view it does look utter kack... But you are not a professional, and if you have hot water, then there are more important things on a Saturday night to worry about.

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