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What should I pay for new piping?

Postby bobby » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:34 pm


In my 40 year old bungalow, the underground central heating pipes have started leaking. I want to replace these with new piping run down from the loft to the radiators. It looks as if I will need approximately 6 down pipes to the 10 radiators. The boiler is about 5 years old and looks in good condition as are all of the radiators.

I'd be grateful if anyone can tell me a ball park figure for replacing the piping please.
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Postby antony5378 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:20 pm

Difficult to say unless you specify meters. If you're wanting cheapest, use plastic push fit piping, copper is pretty expensive at the minute. Push-fit fittings cost more than copper but there twice as quick to fit, with half the mess.
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:08 pm

Can't really give a price as not sure what work is required.

What type of boiler ?
Will the pipes from the boiler go up a wall, or chimney breast ?
Is the loft boarded ? easily accessible ?
What size pipes would you want ? 15mm or 10mm with manifolds ?
Can all radiators be fitted with pipes dropping from the loft ? (no extensions)

Also it depends on if you want a company to do it, or a plumber on the 'on the side'.
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