DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Second Opinion on new radiators and prevention of corrosion

Postby August » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:54 am

I am getting a new chrome radiator for my bathroom. The plumber has connected it to extension pipes which is metal and has copper plating (I think). Whilst the plumber has assured me that this is fine and would not lead to rust, I am still very concerned.

Alternatively, he said that he could change the extension pipes to a material similar to the chrome radiator for aesthetics - however this doesn't overcome my initial concerns as the pipe work which leads to the combi boiler must be metal with copper plating???

Urgent advices required please.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:33 am


Simply Build It

Postby htg engineer » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:36 pm

I don't fully understand your concerns.

I'd imagine he would of used copper pipe which most heating installations are.

Heating systems should consist of copper pipe or plastic pipe. Steel pipework is used in commercial heating systems but not on domestic.

Chrome plated copper pipes are used for aesthetic purposes. But never heard of or come across copper plated pipes. It's either copper pipe or it's not.

Inhibitors can be added to heating systems to prevent corrosion. I've tried to answer the best I can. I hope it's helped. If not can you provide abit more info.
htg engineer
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 3256
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 5:22 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