New radiator is shorter.


Postby Dadwood » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:04 am

I've bought a new radiator to replace one that looks a bit old and battered. The problem is that I can't get one that's exactly the same length as the old one. The new one is about 4cm shorter. Normally, I would simply modify the pipework local to the rad so that it fits the new valves. But this particular system is a beast to drain down and refill, so I'd rather not do that unless it's absolutely necessary. Does anyone know if it's possible to buy some sort of extention piece that would fit the gap between the new rad and the existing valve?
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Postby rosebery » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:25 pm

"Does anyone know if it's possible to buy some sort of extention piece that would fit the gap between the new rad and the existing valve?"

Yes it is possible and ther are freely available. You'll be needing something like these ones from BES (http://www.bes.co.uk/products/114.asp). Scroll down about 2/3rds of the page to find.

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Postby Dadwood » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:23 pm

Perhaps I ought to also add that the pipe tails coming up through the concrete floor are only 3" high so no room to freeze the pipe and do a pipe modification.
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Postby Dadwood » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:15 am

Hi rosebery,
Very many thanks for your kind reply. I'll buy a couple of those extension pieces and refit the rad shortly. Thank you again.
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Postby Steve the gas » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:30 am

Just buy rad tail extensions - some are telescopic- no need to alter pipe 8)
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