DIY Doctor

moving a storage heater along the wall

Postby yoda » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:32 am

i need to move a creda storage heater along the wall, round the corner and along a bit!
this will obviously involve lengthening its wires, repositioning it and connecting it back up
how big a job is this?, do i need an electrician? what advice would you give?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:23 am


Simply Build It

Postby kuzz » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:10 pm

It wouldn't be the way i would do it personally, but as a diy job i would recomend putting a new longer flex on the heater & clipping it to the skirting board. Don't buy ordinary flex, I'd recommend 2.5 butyl flex. The new wire will go in as the old one came out. Do not attempt to take the heater off it's bracket or move it without carefully stripping it down & removing all the bricks. Put the empty heater in it's new position mark where you need to fix the bracket & assuming it's a brick wall fix it in place with fiber plugs (plastic ones will melt) & at least 4x 2"10 screws. re-build the heater as it came apart.
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 134
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:37 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics