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Laying central heating pipes in concrete floor?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by vonsworld, 6 Oct 2019.

  1. vonsworld

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    Hello
    I'd like to relocate the radiator in my lounge to the other side of the room which has a concrete floor. The is no neat or easy way to reach the other side of the room by running pipes around the walls, so I was wondering if it is viable to cut a channel in the concrete floor and hide the pipes just under the surface? I could then run the pipes from the existing radiator location to the new one.

    This is the ground floor of a semi detached house, so would the floor be simple concrete and not reinforced?

    Thanks for your advice
    Robin
     
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    Yes, that's fine to do. Just make sure there aren't pipes in there already, or you'll get wet!
     
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    And mind you don't damage the damp proof course.
     
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    Most likely to be a sand/cement screed on the concrete - up to 75mm thick;)
     
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    And protect the pipes afterwards.

    Nozzle
     
  7. Notch7

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    if its a floating screed on top of insulation it might crack along the pipe chase.

    some screed has chicken wire in it, but it wont have reinforcing mesh
     
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    A metal detector or cable and pipe locator might be able to find chicken mesh or pipes if any are buried in the floor.
     
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