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Plastering before or after radiators?

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by KTG123, 2 Sep 2020.

  1. KTG123

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    Hi, our boiler packed in and we're having a new one installed in a couple of weeks, along with new radiators. One of the walls with an existing radiator needs replastering, and more replastering will need to be done around the old back boiler site once it's been removed. I'd far rather get the plasterer to come once and get it all done in one go, but am I better off getting that one wall done before the new radiators are installed? And if so, how soon before the radiator installation should the plastering be done so it's ready to take a new one?
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    Yes, plaster before fitting the radiators so that if the pipes need moving the radiator is in its final position, unless you're using plastic pipes in which case there is far more flexibility.

    The radiator can go on the wall as soon as the plaster has dried. At this time of year, it can probably go on the day after the plastering, but i'd leave the radiator turned off for a few days just to give the plaster plenty of drying time.
     
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    Thank you
     
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