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Replace new towel radiator to existing pipework

I want to replace a new towel radiator in my bathroom but am having trouble finding one to fit using the existing pipework.

The current old towel radiator is 300mm and the pipe centre is 150mm.

I have seen a towel radiator I like which is 400mm so from what I have learnt I know the pipe centre on this will be 350mm.

My question is can I use radiator extensions to bridge the gap between the pipes. I want to keep the costs down as much as possible so dont really want to have to do any changes to the existing pipework.

2 Answers from MyBuilder Heating Engineers

hi lee why dont you alter the pipework yourself, with 2 compression bends and a bit of copper

Steven

2015-09-01T09:30:01+01:00

Answered 1st Sep 2015

You will find it difficult to match in with older heaters and their pipe centres. Best to just take up floorboards and get underneath to change the pipe centres or as suggested alter the pipe owner but use chrome elbows to match in.

2015-09-02T17:00:01+01:00

Answered 2nd Sep 2015

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