Moving a radiator

29 Dec 2012
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Rhondda Valleys
United Kingdom
Hi. In the process of changing bedroom around and want to move radiator from bottom of bed to outside wall, either in corner or under the window.
Can the feed pipes go along the top of the skirting board rather than having to take the carpet and floorboards up. Is that ok as a permanent solution ? And is it a costly job for a plumber.

Any help appreciated.
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The easiest option would be to build out the skirting and fit the pipes behind. But it would be better to move them under the floor. It might even be possible to Tee off existing underfloor pipes and cap the old pipes. You might also want to think about a column radiator given the available space or at least a double convector.
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Get the floorboards up and do it properly. Anything other is a bodge and you'll end up wishing you had done it properly.

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