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    hiya guys just a quick question, im starting a job monday and i have to remove a radiator to tile behind.

    some people might find this a silly question but i havent had to remove 1 before. when removing the radiator do i have to cut all hot and cold of in the house ? or do i just turn the valve off on the side of the radiator?

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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    Turn both valves off
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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    so i dont have to turn of the water just the valve will do? theres only 1 valve on the right with 2 pipes going to that

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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    Turn the valves off on both sides, slightly undo both of the nuts on each valve, the one that connects the water feed, not the one that holds the valve, you can then lift the radiator off its brackets and turn it 90 degrees so that it rests on bricks or timber, make sure that someone helps you if you have never done this before.

    When you have tiled simply turn and reposition the rad.

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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    strange,has to be a valve though.

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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    Two pipes going to one valve, not one I've seen before
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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    There should be a flow and return pipe, usually one on each side.



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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    im trying to get my head round that one, they may know on the plumbing forum

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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    It's not micro bore is it
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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by whitebeam View Post
    It's not micro bore is it

    It should still have a pipe at either end though Mark, is it a designer rad?

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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    yer it deffo has 2 pipes going into the right side, ive seen this done before so i should be fine. just wonted to no if i had to turn the hole suply of water of or if its fine to just turn off the valve

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    Default Re: tiling behind a radiator

    Not one I can answer I'm afraid, others may have more idea
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