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External Pipe Gaurd to protect plastic pipe from knocks

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by swebb99, 15 Apr 2020.

  1. swebb99

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a gaurd/protector/cover for the runoff(?) pipe that comes out of my combi boiler. The pipe comes out of the wall in to my alley way about 2ft off the floor and goes down in to the ground, it's plastic. I'm worried that as some point I will knock it and damage it so I'm looking for a tough cover for it. I'm sure I've seen something similar but I just can't find one on the web, maybe I'm using the wrong terms. Any idea ?

    Thanks

     
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  3. Looks well supported I'm sure it would be fine.

    However if you were to box it in with say Batton and a marine ply you could also insulate it the prevent freezing in the winter.
     
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  4. bobasd

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    Try: Loblite 55mm x 55mm Cable Guard @ TLC.com
     
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  5. swebb99

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    Yes it's well fixed however I move a fair bit of heavy stuff down the side alley so I'm concerned I will smash it off at some point. The cable gaurd might be an idea , that might work however I was really looking for something out of metal to take something heavy smashing in to it.
     
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    You could knock up a frame from dexion or find a mate with a welder and make something?
    Or use keyclamp and tube. You can get a small bore version
     
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    OP,
    There was no pic showing on my screen when i suggested the obviously unsuitable Loblite Guard. I thought you were referring to a smaller, typical condensate pipe.
    Gas utilities use 2" exposed galvanised service pipes, and sometimes protect them with steel guards similar in shape to the Loblite.
    But where they source them from I dont have a clue?

    Pipefitter Companies might help?
     
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    Thanks for that, the last one looks interesting because they do customer sizes :) That looks like it would be perfect for the job. (y)
     
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    It’s a lot overkill to protect it to be honest. Cost you more time and effort to protect it
    Than fix it you broke it
     
  12. swebb99

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    Yes I was thinking that put the upper and lower part of the pipe are cemented in to the wall and floor and it struck me if either end is damaged it's going to be a pain to fix.
     
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