Hi again. 2nd newbie query of the day....
An attic question now! I want to floor a small attic space which has various
pipes and valves sticking up way above floor level. I've been advised by a
joiner I know to put 50 x 50 runners on the joists to clear the worst of the
piping and put down chipboard, cutting holes for any valves which need
Picture 1: http://i13.tinypic.com/29x92fl.jpg
Picture 2: http://i13.tinypic.com/2ajx5yv.jpg
There is an old (cold?) water tank with a white pipe running to it. The
whole system has been replaced with a combi boiler and I think this is now
redundant but the white pipe in picture 1 seems to run to it (se Picture 2)
and I think has water in it as it gurgles when I shake it. I'd like to
remove the tank (and the pipe if possible) but am really wary of touching
it. Can I cap it off or something so I can remove the tank?
I'm also slightly concerned re the smaller metal pipe. This is lagged which
suggests to me that it has water in it and may be to do with the central
heating. it runs along the top of one of the joists. Is it going to be safe
to 'tease' it off the joist onto the floor so I can screw runners onto it? I
think there's leeway but i'm scared it might be a gas pipe!
Thanks in advance for any advice.