I know you can't use plastic pipe within a metre or so of a boiler but
what about push fit fittings? Screwfix sell "cuprofit" push fit
fittings which are mostly metal but there is an O-ring inside. It says
it is ok for heating and hot water but doesn't specify whether they
can be used right next to the boiler.
I'm redoing the pipe work. There's a pipe coming up from the floor
that I am disconnecting from the boiler. Ideally I would remove the
pipe but (i) the builders kindly put the pipe in a concrete floor and
(ii) I can't get into the corner because the boiler is in the way! I
wanted to put a stop end on it but I'm not sure I could fit a spanner
in the gap.
What would you do? Do I need to practice soldering? Will a stop end be
ok or will it trap air in the pipe?
- posted 12 years ago