Replacing radiator - pipework not aligning

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Hi,

Replacing radiators in kitchen, and despite swapping the rads like for like, the connections don’t align (see picture, clearly the connection is facing the wrong way, it’s just for measuring up).

I can find tail extenders but I almost need a right angled tail to match the radiator (the height is fine).

Not really an option / confident to cut the pipe? Any suggestions?

Many thanks from a newbie!
 

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I've found similar when replacing radiators - modern radiators seem to fit much closer to the wall than older ones and as a result the pipework is too far out.

As a starting point, the wall brackets can usually be mounted two ways round - if you look at the bracket from the top you will see one side is wider than the other and would push the radiator out slightly more. If you've mounted it with the wider piece to the wall, you should be able to rotate it and get a little bit more space to play with - though looking at your picture I'm not convinced that'll get you far enough out.

Alternatively you could fit a piece of wood between the bracket and the wall to space it out to where you need it.
 
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Pipe it it with push fit plastic and drop the size down to 10mm which will flex enough to line up.
 
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Thanks all - bizarrely the left hand side broadly aligned AND the wall is out, so packed it at 2 different depths and it looks like it will go
 

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Are you sure it was like for like and not imperial?
 
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Are you sure it was like for like and not imperial?
No, the rads themselves were the same height and width, but newer ones just much slimmer (both double rads though). The position of the fittings might have been slightly different though
 
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