replacing radiators that are a different size?

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Hi, I'm a complete novice and need some help.

I am planning to get all my radiators replaced, really old, been painted about 10 times and generally looking knackered.

I've measured them and went into wicks but they don't do them in the size I want. They are like 40mm out.

Should I just buy the closest size to the ones I have currently? and is it possible to cut/solder moves the pipes to accomodate the new rads?

The reason I ask is my mate is going to drain down the system and remove them all and then I have a plasterer going in soon to skim all the walls - but obviously I don't want to have all the walls done if I then have to get someone to move the pipes and damage the plasterwork

thanks for any help

Manny
 
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Should I just buy the closest size to the ones I have currently? and is it possible to cut/solder moves the pipes to accomodate the new rads?

Either to be honest, but if the new ones are 40mm out (as long as there 40mm too short NOT too long, you could use rad valve extensions). This saves having to alter pipework and draining the system down. Ensure you are achieving satifactory output from the new rads though.

If you go down this route, try to avoid the telescopic extensions - they leak for fun.

Mr. W.
 
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ok nice one pal, I think they were all about 40mm too short, but I'll double check :cool:
 

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