Patching around pipes from a stove as they enter the ceiling??

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by ABCwarrior, 1 Dec 2015.

  1. ABCwarrior


    27 Jun 2010
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    United Kingdom
    Hi, does anyone have any advice on how to patch the holes around the pipes that carry the water to/from the thermal store. The pipes are external and off from the wall, but where they enter the ceiling cavity the existing "filler" is a right dogs dinner, some form of mastic by the look and feel of it. I've cut it all out, but now planned to use wickes "Patching Plaster" to fill around it.
    Can anyone advise how to pack out around the pipes and what with? I'm considering using a bit of chicken wire possibly with newspaper binded into it(seriously..) so that there's a backing to plaster against. But not sure about paper either despite there being no direct heat from the stove just theoretically the heat from the pipes above the new plaster...but I can't seem to get a definitive answer as to whether this is dangerous and the heat from the pipes could cause ignition, these pipes do approach very high temperatures close to boiling presumably....
    Was planning to plaster it then put the fire on at a very low heat to expand the pipes as it sets so that it doesn't hopefully crack....
    Anybody dealt with this type of work that can help??
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