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Moving my radiator

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Alex_Bee, 9 Aug 2021.

  1. Alex_Bee

    Alex_Bee

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    Hi.

    I have a little question.
    Have some experience in pipe work but not loads.

    I am redirecting my radiator pipe from a side wall to under my bay window. The pipes will be under a suspended floor with suitable fixings to ensure they will not move.
    I'm pulling up The floor boards next week to install some insulation between the joists. But the new radiator is being custom made and won't be ready until November.
    Would it be OK to cut the pipes and cap them off under the floorboards until the new radiator is ready?
     
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    Yes. If you have exact measurements for your new rad then you'll be better off bringing the tubes up through the floor (with a bit of spare length on them) then cap them, that way you won't need to lift the floorboards again. Or if you're really confident, put the valves on the ends at correct height, you'll only be draining down once.
    Don't forget to insulate the underfloor pipes and don't forget inhibitor.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    Ideally I would have the exact measurements but the company making the radiator said they wouldn't have them to hand until a later date.
     
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    So they haven't actually drawn it yet let alone scheduled it for fabrication. What measurements did you send them? (Curious now)
     
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    o_Oo_O As suggested by @oldbutnotdead, surely you have already specified the dimensions or they have taken the dimension, so they should be already known? Otherwise they wouldn't know what to make?? o_Oo_O
     
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