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Moving radiator pipes forward so will connect to new rad

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mylesw, 27 Jun 2011.

  1. mylesw

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    I am having some 50mm insulated plasterboards fixed to our wall in an attempt to make our house warmer for this winter. I'm also replacing an old radiator on that wall. the one i have taken off is 75 inches (191cm) and i am replacing with modern 180cm one.

    The pipes will have to come in 5cm on each side (which shouldnt pose too much of a problem as there is some left to right play/movement of the pipes).

    My problem is that the insulated plaster board has brought the walll in by 50mm and you can see the pipes are now pushed up against the wall. Consequently the pipes will need to be moved forward away from the wall by approx 50mm to attach to the new rad. Unfortunately there is no play allowing the pipes to move in that direction.

    Does anyone have any ideas how i might get around this. I've attached a photo below.

    Thanks for your help in advance

     
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    Looks like a cut and replace job to me if there is no play whatsoever
     
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    Lift another board and cut the required piece out and rejoin. Use compression fittings or soldered depending on your skills. Drain down required. Then you can move the pipework sideways within the joists to connect the narrower radiator.
     
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