Hi, I'm back !
More plumbing queries.
I want to run 15mm pipes down through a stud wall i'm building.
Any gotchas I should be aware of, what is the preferred method of
fixing within, or are they to be left floating in loose holes bored in
the studs ?
Any help appreciated.
For vertical, fit noggins somewhat thinner than the studding, and use pipe
clips to these.
For horizontal, notch the studs and reinforce, and perhaps run a steel
strap over the notch, and again use pipe clips. Loose pipes might well
hammer or bang.
*Don't use no double negatives *
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW 12
Great. I'm running horizontal parallel to studs, do I batten these and
secure with clips (are metal or plastic better)
Can I put a block between pipes with a pipe clip on each end clamping
them together resting on the ceiling where space is tight or is this a
I've had to bend the pipes into a gentle curve to get them under the
floor. (It was only possible to get 2/3 floorboards up for access on
both sides of a wall.
This has left the pipes slightly bent under there. Is this normal, or
should I straighten them out as best as possible. Does it matter ?
Really sorry to be asking such numpty questions, but if I don't I'll
never learn to do it properly and the job will forever look bodged.
Thank in advance
On 29 Jul 2003 16:35:14 -0700, email@example.com (Zymurgy) wrote:
They are out of sight presumably, in which case there is nothing wrong
with non-straight pipes. Indeed some plumbers even bend them through 90
I would have used plastic pipe in that situation - it is so easy to
thead into difficult locations.
The uk.d-i-y FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk /
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Sorry for getting impatient, The floorboards were up and I had
impending visitors !!
The pipes are only in just a gentle curve, but I was worried there
would be issues when the hot water pipe expanded. Would this tend to
straighten a gentle curve ?
Also what's the concensus on compression fittings on hot water pipe.
Are end feed or solder ring's any stronger/better/longer lasting than
The pipes are out of sight anyway, but I didn't know what sort of out
of sight plumbing crimes were perpetrated by real plumbers !
Cheers & thanks again.
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