Concealing Pipework

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Pipes that run outside on a wall never look good so concealing them is an option. Harrow Boiler Repair provides a professional plumbing service. Below are some of the options that can be utilized:

Pipes below the floor.

For pipes that belong to heating systems must allow for expansion when they are run under the floor. This is achieved by placing the pipe in some thin lagging material or running in a small floor duct covered with a plate. You can run pipes in concrete within a larger pipe acting as a conduit.

Timber Floors.

It must be remembered that to cut too much timber from a structural joist will cause weakness in that joist leading to an unsafe floor. The maximum depth of cut for a floor joist is ⅛th of its own depth with the notch for the pipe being close to the bearing wall. Avoid touching pipes and use felt pads if required to reduce noise and don’t forget to allow again for expansion and contraction.

Solid Walls.

Pipes can be concealed in a wall by a channel cut in the wall being plastered over after however there must be a way of isolating the pipework in case of an emergency. The maximum depth of channel is one third of the depth of the wall. Plumbing work carried out by Harrow Boiler Breakdown is guaranteed.

pipes. Timber Walls.

When running pipework within timber stud walls there is a risk of resonance through the structure caused by flowing water through the This risk can be overcome by securing with pipe clips onto rubber or felt mountings and adding extra pipe insulation material. Check the pipes for leaks before they are sealed in. In all cases wherever pipes are inaccessible the joints should be kept to a minimum as these are considered weak points. Where possible fit an access panel with screws so that future access can be gained.

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