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Microbore! Removing single radiator

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by IT Minion, 6 Feb 2021.

  1. IT Minion

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    I'm redoing a room and am getting rid of a microbore radiator. For now I just want to remove it and then a plumber will come round and sort out the pipes and install a new one.

    If I turn this radiator off at the tap will that seal both the flow and the return so I can remove the radiator? I really don't want to drain down the system if I can avoid it. IMG_20210206_114912.jpg
     
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    The valve only controlled the flow, not the return. I confirmed that by bleeding the radiator, which showed no sign of pressure loss.

    I then crimped the return pipe and repeated that test, pressure dropped off.

    Then I undid the valve, started to drain the radiator and sealed off the valve with a 1/2" cap.

    The microbore will be removed entirely where it branches off the main supply and return and replaced with 15mm.
     
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