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Solid Floor/Wall so where do the pipes go?

Postby Fatsheep » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:10 pm

Hi Guys,
Assuming the conservation officer lets me put a wet system into my grade 2 what are my options for hiding the pipes?

Floor is solid flag stone, 200 year old walls are stone. Is it sensible to hide the piping behind skirting for example?

Any ideas/experience would be handy.
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Postby htg engineer » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:45 am

Chasing a stone wall or floor would be out of the question - running pipes in trunking would be unsightly, - so if it was possible to run the pipes behind the skirting boards then why not ?

It shouldn't be a problem as long as you remember they're there when re-fixing skirting and if you ever need to drill or nail anything to the skirting.

Using 10mm plastic coated pipes will reduce the room needed for the pipework and will protect the copper pipe. 10mm is fine if you're installing a new pressurised system, as if looked after you wont get any problems with sludge etc, it will last as long as 15mm pipe.

Hope this helps
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