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How can I remove this radiator permanently? Flexi pipes??

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by katloubee, 20 Oct 2017.

  1. katloubee

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    Hi

    I need to remove this radiator - can anyone give me advice on how I can do this?

    It's a new build house - flexi pipes and this panel. I need a step by step guide if anyone can help? :)

    Thanks!!

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    1. Measure size of pipes going into wall box (after the connectors, going away from the radiator). Probably 10mm.
    2. Determine make of pipe and fittings.
    3. Buy two stop ends of correct size, and make if using push fit stop ends, and two pipe inserts appropriate to pipe and type of stop end. If pipe is John Guest Speedfit then:
    3a. If using compression stop ends, get the ones without O rings.
    3b. If using push fit stop ends, get the ones with O rings.
    3c. For other makes, check Internet.
    4. Drain system
    5. Remove connectors near wall plate and remove wall plate.
    6. Fit stop ends to disconnected pipes and tuck behind plasterwork.
    7. Refill system and test for leaks (cold and hot).
    8. Make good plasterwork.
     
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    3a.......Compression cap ends use Olives not O rings.
    3b.......I have never seen a push fit cap end without O rings. :whistle:
     
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    Applies to the inserts, not the fittings.
     
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    I think OB was trying to say the following,

    3ai....Compression cap ends do indeed use olives, but the inserts you would use with plastic pipe have o rings
    3bi.....Yes, but you'd use inserts without o rings with push fit fittings.
     
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    But he said 3b...use with o rings !!

    I know what to use but you have totally confused the issue !!
     
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    You're right, I have got it mixed up. Apologies.

    Oldbuffer clarified it much better than I in post 4.
     
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    If you mean to remove it permanently then I'm sure all the above advice is spot on. However if you mean to remove it temporarily then you can shut off the valves at each end and unscrew the valves from the short piece of 'pipe' which comes out from the sides of the rad. Catch the escaping water in a tray as you unscrew the valves. From looking at your pic - if you had a spanner standing vertically on the nut on the left side of the rad you need to pull the spanner towards you to slacken it, and push the same spanner away from you on the right side.
     
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    Hi everyone - thanks for the advice.

    We are removing permanently for a kitchen extension - the radiator's in the way and we already have one rad in the kitchen - no need for two :)

    So far I have been to screwfix and bought the pieces - Hep2o is the pipes.

    Can anyone advise on draining the system - not sure what to do with the boiler? I have attached hose to the rad pipes so that's ready, it's just the boiler I'm unsure about :)

    Thanks!
     
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    Radiator removed. Pipes capped - total cost: £5.85 :)

    Thanks everyone
     
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    Cripes, is that what they are doing in new build houses now?
     
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    Not all of them are anything like as good as that :eek:
     
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    To be sure! Just look at what they do in HA homes :rolleyes:
     
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    I have the same rad set up in my new build
    Want to remove radiator BUT will put back on if I ever move house . Need the extra inches to fit bed next to wall
    What do i unscrew / disconnect ect
    Cheers. New to this so be gentle
     
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    Pic of what you've got would help to identify best way forward. If there is already a joint on the pipework, this could probably be removed and a cap fitted in place. If not you'll need to cut the pipe, but that requires proprietary cutters, cutting it with a hacksaw will not work if using pushfit fittings.
     
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