Had to change a rad in a downstairs bathroom today, terraced house built
around the turn of the century.
Took the old rad off, old brackets nowhere near right for the new rad.
Couldn't see any screws.
Turned out the wall had been rendered as part of a damp proofing 2 years
ago - 4 mm of cement render applied over the face of the brackets! Not just
that, the pipe clips were rendered into the wall as well.
So neatly done it was impossible to see which edge of the bracket was the
right angle. Much hacking about & filling later I got it sorted.
The mind boggles - the time it must have taken to neatly render over/around
things must have been about three times what it would have taken to
Mustn't grumble though, got paid for the extra time.
- posted 12 years ago