Fitting smaller rad - extending pipes?

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Hello all, I am in need of replacing an old 640mm wide radiator, however all I can get for a replacement is a 600mm wide one.

Thats 40mm short and I cannot get the floorboards up as they go completely under a partition wall & I dont want all the hassle involved.

So I'm thinking of just extending the connections between the valves & the radiator.

First I thought of using a couple of the bits that go into the rad as seen no this TRV.

Then I found these and am wondering if they are suitable for going into a rad in order to extend its connections?
 
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You can get purpose built rad extensions in a variety of sizes.
Use solid one and not the telescopic 'leak within the week' type!
 
OK cheers, I think I'll wait till I can get to the plumbers merchants for the extensions then.
 
Why not get a 700 rad, they will be available at most plumbing merchants and elbow one of pipes under the radiator so its not visible rather than having a horrible extension visible?
 
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Assured heating, i ASSURE YOU this is not stupid advice, but feel free to leave your opinion on why this may not be considered advisable.
 
Assured heating, i ASSURE YOU this is not stupid advice, but feel free to leave your opinion on why this may not be considered advisable.

Getting 1 or 2 extended rad valve tails would be cheaper & would probably require alot less hassle than buying a bigger radiator then having to alter pipework.
 
As I said above, I dont want to have to alter the pipework, I cant move it under the floor and if I was to do some soldering then I might as well do without the extensions.

For now all its getting is a coat of rad paint till I'm not so knackered & have time to change it.

Cheers anyway.
 

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