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How To Tidy Up This Exposed Radiator Pipework

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by John Peden, 23 Jan 2020.

  1. John Peden

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    This radiator (800mm wide) sits in my landing. With the radiator mounted onto the wall, the radiator valves would sit more or less directly above a joist. I've attempted to annotate the image to show the hot/cold feed and return pipes along with the notched joist.

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    I'd like to:
    1. Put a new radiator in, potentially a taller, narrow one to give me more space to work with.
    2. Hide as much of the pipework beneath the floorboards.
    3. Box off the feed/return to the attic.
    Any suggestions on how to tackle this, given the position of the joist? If it helps, you can find the original image here: http://i.imgur.com/xQK1v8a.jpg
     
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    On the assumption there is no space between the joist and the wall can you not step the skirting board out? You can create a void and run the pipes behind the skirting and then into position.
    Put a baton along the wall and mount the skirting to it. Effectively creates an ā€œLā€ shape so provides a good for the pipes.
     
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    There is a small amount of space...basically the width of the skirt but I think your suggestion is probably my best option. Thanks!
     
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