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Spacing radiator brackets off wall

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by tomsim, 27 Nov 2015.

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    Hey I have a 900 rad to swap for a 900 single rad. To make up for the different in pipe centres in the distance from the wall to the pipe valves, Could I space the brackets off with a couple of pieces of 22mm copper were they are screwed to the wall?
     
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    Yes.

    Daniel
     
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    Thanks as its. Only a rad swap guessing no need for inhibitor
     
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    Most rads you have 2 options on the brackets for how far u want it to stand off.

    Are u replacing a double with a single? If so why? If it's a single already there surely won't be much difference
     
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    Usually ok so long as the inhibitor dosing was correct before removing rad, but why not add some anyway? It's not that expensive.
     
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    Thanks 10mm plastic packets could also be an option to space the brackets off?
     
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    If you already have a proper dose if inhibitor and want to retain it then close BOTH valves on all the other rads to save the inhibitor in the system.

    Tony
     
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    Plastic packers ok then?
     
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    As mentioned you may be able to turn the brackets to increase the distance off the wall.
     
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    Thanks I have and am about 10/15mm short
     
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