radiator pipes in concrete


Postby mtk2105 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:24 am

To serve anew radiator in a new extension can the feed and return copper pipes be hidden in the concrete floor under tiles?
If so, do I need to take any extra precautions?
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Postby rosebery » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:17 pm

Yes but they must be protected from corrosive effects of the concrete, they must have room to expand / contract and there must not be any joints where you can't get at them.

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Postby htg engineer » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:08 pm

No problem, just avoid joints under the floor (minimise the chance of leaks) make sure the pipes are protected from corrosion.


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Postby bluefish » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:09 pm

To protect against corrosion you can get a felt lagging from a plumbers merchant, comes as a roll and you push the pipe through. I've also used a tarred strip. They stop the concrete from coming in contact with the copper and allow some expansion
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Postby mtk2105 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:24 am

Many thanks for advice - am happy now.
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