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Old_Geezer | 12:21 Fri 09th Oct 2020 | DIY
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Wondered what plumbing expertise we had here. I need some information as I'm trying to consider options and work out what's feasible. What I need to know is whether one can get an end pipe connector that is identical to that on a radiator thermostat that I can connect the radiator to.

The background is that I wanted to box in some vertical pipes but it turned out that the radiator was too near to them; and to get sufficient room I needed to move the radiator along the wall.

I had decided to move it about 50 mm, but then an idea struck me. I could avoid drilling more holes in the wall by simply turning the radiator brackets around. This shifted things about 30 mm. Not ideal, but I think probably sufficient.

But just 30 mm means that any new hole in the floorboard for the pipe is rather near it's existing hole, and would possibly break though and make one massive hole. However a further thought has occurred to me that may avoid that.

One option I could try is to replace the floorboard upside-down, which would increase the distance between the holes. The downside being that the pipe would exit a little way from the radiator. I think I need to have the pipe hit the thermostat where it exits and then return the short distance horizontally to the radiator. The thermostat is then automatically acting as a 90⁰ joint.

But looking at the radiator and thermostat it's unclear if one can make a connection as the output of the radiator is similar to a pipe end with 'olive' and a screw nut part behind it, looking for something to screw onto.

But can one get a connection for the pipe that mimics the female connection aspect of the thermostat ? I can't recall seeing one.

Cheers.

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I "think" I know what you mean OG. Not your fault. One look at these things is worth a thousand words, as they say. Anyway, is this on the right lines?...
12:26 Fri 09th Oct 2020
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About to go back and try again. Will have to see how well I get on with removing any adapter. Meanwhile I noticed that the version in Donny's video differs from the present Screwfix version, but I think I can see how it goes anyway. The new version has the thread for the rad end fixed to the main item, and the loose nut/olive is for the other, thicker end of the part.
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There was indeed a fitting in the radiator. It wasn't keen on unscrewing either. Haven't finished the job yet, found other minor tasks that need doing on top, always blooming do, but back on track now, thanks.

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