I believe that copper pipes cannot be laid in concrete floors anymore.
Is this the case?
I can see plenty of evidence of failures due to it being done in the past.
Also have found plenty of messages saying it is not allowed.
However, can't find anything to back up the claims.
Is there a building reg or something that can be quoted?
A link would be good.
My builders / plumber (CORGI registered) are about to put some piping in
before a new concrete floor is poured and I want to make sure it is done
The pipes are central heating pipes to rads and a gas feed.
The copper gas pipe is already in and has been covered with a sort of
The BCO bloke won`t have a clue im afraid, nothing to do with him, its the
local water company who enforce the relevant rules..
The Water Regulations allow the flow & return heating pipes from a sealed
central heating system to be within the concrete floor if you wish, so if
you`ve a combi you are OK. The regs stipulate that they must be removable
by the use of "hand tools".
Gas is OK in the floor AFAIK, but wrap the pipe first.
The Regs can be found (but not neccasarily understood !) here
You can get rolls of plastic piping within plastic piping for concreting in
floors, this is the best way in practise & can be used on sealed (combi)
systems or traditional open vented to comply with the Regs, but for combi`s
you can just concrete the pipe in the floor & comply.
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