Concrete floor and laying 8mm radiator pipes?


We are hoping to move the sitting room radiator to another wall but this would require the pipes to be laid in the floor which is concrete. Is this possible? Would the concrete react with the copper pipes? Is there something that you would use to protect the pipes?
Any help greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
Smudge
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Smudge wrote:

Smudge,
It is possible.
If the pipes are copper and laid into the concrete floor unprotected, there will be a reaction that will cause the copper to leak after a while.
If you go ahead and lay the copper, it MUST be protected by a plastic sleeve or sheath (including any joints) wherever the pipe comes into contact with the concrete (you can buy sleeved copper pipe for this purpose).
You could possibly use plastic pipes laid into the concrete instead.
Brian G
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