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Installing a radiator/pipes

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by houstonwehaveaproblem, 30 Sep 2019.

  1. houstonwehaveaproblem

    houstonwehaveaproblem

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    What would be the best way to connect a radiator to these pipes please.


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    The pics look a little out of perspective but is that microbore, into an elbow and then 15mm? If it is then I would get some microbore to 15mm adapters.
    I would use copper 15mm with 90 degree elbows to go from the rad back to the wall, then the adapters to connect to the microbore having cut off the horrible plastic fittings you have on show but push the new adapter etc back inside the wall. You can get some of those fancy chrome trims that fit around 15mm pipes to make it look nice as they exit the wall. You only want to see 15mm copper outside of the wall.
    If that doesn't make sense, go to a local Wolsey plumbers merchants with a few pics of your setup (or even cut the ends off) and the size of rad you want and ask him to supply all the bits. It is a bit more expensive that way but brilliant way for a novice to get the right bits.
     
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    Thanks.

    Yeah its microbore onto an elbow then a short piece of 15mm copper pipe with a stop end on.
     
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    Also there isnt much give in the wall to bury anything unless i hack off plaster?
     
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    Was there a radiator fitted there before?

    Andy
     
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    No. The pipes were plumbed in about two years ago. Long story.

    Want to get a rad in before the cold weather.
     
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    How about a couple of these (with a slightly longer rad to help conceal those messy holes):

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    I saw them on the screwfix site. They any good?
     
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    They've always been fine for me. Look nice and neat. 15699218637665989814702610449360.jpg
     
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    That might work.

    Maybe a slightly wider & lower down vertical panel rad might work. Conceals it a bit better!

    The other prob i have is no idea which pipe is the flow one!
     
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    That might work.

    Maybe a slightly wider & lower down vertical panel rad might work. Conceals it a bit better!

    The other prob i have is no idea which pipe is the flow one!
     
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    Unless you choose a radiator that has to have the flow on a specific side ( some vertical rads do ) it doesn't matter . Conventional panel rads can be plumbed either way and TRV' s are bi directional these days .
    If you really do need to establish which is the flow ,its the one that heats up first.
     
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