DIY Forum

 

Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:58 pm
Visit Thermo worx


Time zone: Europe/London




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:57 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:06 pm
Posts: 86
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 2 times
The water feed pipe for my toilet is exposed and as such I'd like to cover it with something. Or even put something in front just to hide it. Any suggestions? Would a fascia type cover be the best bet?


Attachments:
IMG_5103.JPG
IMG_5103.JPG [ 419.55 KiB | Viewed 346 times ]
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:37 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:20 pm
Posts: 3039
Has thanked: 918 times
Been thanked: 901 times
You could use a larger skirting and space it off the wall with battens. On the other hand what about replacing the pipe with a couple of chrome elbows and a bit of chrome pipe? Tuck the one as far behind the toilet as possible. A chrome pipe clip to clip it to the skirting. Make it look as if it belongs there.
http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/how-t ... hrome-pipe


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:52 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Posts: 7195
Has thanked: 346 times
Been thanked: 1284 times
A *box* skirting is the simple solution, although it wouldn't hide the (nearly) vertical pipe above the skirting.

_________________
One day it will all be firewood.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:22 pm 
Offline
Pro Carpenter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:11 pm
Posts: 19677
Location: redhill surrey an auld reekie laddie
Has thanked: 637 times
Been thanked: 1798 times
the trouble you have is what you cover it with will probably be more obvious more off an eyesore than whats there :lol:
can you not just paint it white and dark blue :dunno:
or carefully placed bog brush or similar :lol:

_________________
we are all ------------------still learning


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:44 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 22609
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1348 times
Been thanked: 3469 times
big-all wrote:
or carefully placed bog brush or similar :lol:


That's quite possibly the best advice I've seen on this forum... :lol:

_________________
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:37 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:06 pm
Posts: 86
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 2 times
I take it painting the grey sections of the pipe won't cause any issues?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:16 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:38 pm
Posts: 378
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 72 times
That's why I hate plastic pipe! (Oh dear back on my hobby horse again sorry :wink: ) As suggested if that is copper coming through the floor replace in 15mm tube extending to hide the vertical flex behind the pan then paint it white like the skirting.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:41 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:27 pm
Posts: 154
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 35 times
It would of course be better if the connections were at least straight. Turn the water off, buy some more of those horrible polypipe fittings (so you can re-use the existing finger nuts), and put in a longer horizontal pipe. I appreciate that unless you have a shedful of old bits like me, this may be easier said than done.

Although in theory polypipe fittings are not demountable like Speedfit ones, it can be done easily by wasting pipe - cut the old (too short horizontal) barrier pipe and slide the serrated rings off, they can be used again.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 


Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO