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 Post subject: Moving radiator
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:32 am 
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Hi guy's. My daughter has bought her first house and it needs a fair bit of knocking about. She hasn't got the money to get real tradesmen in for every job and so has asked me if I can help her move a radiator which would involve shortening the pipework quite a bit (Grey plastic pipe) I can see the pipe work that I need to work on but need to know what I need to do prior to cutting and redirecting it. I can see the ins and outs under the boiler (Vaillant) Could anybody outline the order of things. Thanks


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Switch boiler off (pump too if separate).
Remove pressure from the system at the boiler (usually a small valve), do it carefully, hot water & pressure.
Open lowest point on radiator, drain using the vent, open other side.
I move heavy cast radiators with wood wedges and wheeled boards.
Close pipes with end caps.
Remove wall supports, fit in new location.
Get new fittings, measure ten times, cut once.
Fit radiator in new place.


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