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piping up free standing bath

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Fallout, 22 Nov 2012.

  1. Fallout

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    instead of using chrome shrouds to cover the pipework,expensive, has any one ever piped one up in chrome pipe using chrome tap connectors?

    The bathroom lay out is as below so the pipework isnt totaly on show.
     
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    No problem using chrome stuff mate - so long as you don't mind compression fittings.
    (I do prefer copper olives though - for some reason chrome is more prone to slight weeping so I keep an eye on the joints for a day or so afterwards).
    John :)
     
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    this is the bathroom lay out. I just wonder if theres any alternatice to pipe shrouds. Thanks for the reply I'm not too keen on compression but can't see any other way round it.
     
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    Is this method of using chrome pipe to pipe up free standing baths somtimes used instead of chrome pipe shrouds?
     
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    Chrome solder fittings do exist. Must remove chrome from pipe though to solder.
     
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    would flexi tap connectors be better encase there's any movement in the bath?
     
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    No, not when you can see them. No issues with rigid pipework.
     
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    There should never be that much movement to worry about using flexibles.

    If you need to pipe up with bends, tees and elbows You could pipe up in copper pipe in sections that can be dismantled. Remove the sections and take them to a chrome plating company and re-assemble on return. That is what the company I worked for used to do when pipes needed to bent etc. but finished in chrome.
     
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    thought id heard it is best to use a flexible waste pipe connector on free standing baths because of movement, that's why I thought flexi tap connectors would be better then a copper tap connector.
     
  14. The shrouds are there for a reason not just decorative they give strength and stabilty to the tap and are screwed to the floor to stop movement.
    Dont see how you can achieve that just using copper.
     
  15. Just noticed this thread was started in 2012, only just getting round to it fallout? :LOL:
     
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    so for free standing bath taps made especially for them are needed?
     
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    Fix taps to bath as normal, use chrome pipe or copper covered with shrouds. Are you maybe overthinking this?
     
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