Hidden Pipes in Walls and Floors

Plumbing pipework is better off being hidden in someway, because if it is not fitted neatly on walls or skirting boards etc. it can be an eyesore and look vey unprofessional. Below are some ways that and places that pipework can be concealed yet still being safe and performing their job. Coulsden Plumbers can conceal plumbing pipework. Under Timber Flooring:A guide when laying pipework under a timber floor is that you should not remove large amounts of wood from the joists as this will weaken the floor and can become uneven. There is a limit that can be cut of 1/8th of its own depth. You should also place a pipe close to the load bearing wall. Ensure that the pipes do not touch each other. You can limit any noise by using foam or felt between them. Always make an allowance for expansion and contraction.Under a Solid Floor:Even if the pipework is set into a solid floor, there must still be an allowance for expansion and contraction, again done with ducting covered by a metal plating, but always with some form of insulating material it is possible to run pipes into concrete in bigger a pipe acting as a conduit.Solid Walls:This is done is done by knocking a channel out of a wall, clipping the pipework and then covering with finishing plaster. The pipes must isolated in case of an emergency. The channel should be a maximum 1/3 of the depth of the wall. Plumbing work carried out by a Coulsden Plumber is guaranteed.Walls Of Timber:There is a risk of setting up a resonance or low frequency within the timber structure as the water flows. This situation can be cured by using clips on the pipes with rubber or felt mountings and adding more insulating material. There should be no leaking before they are sealed. If pipes are inaccessible, any joints should be kept to just a few as these are weak points. Manufacture and fit a removeable panel so that access can be gained if required.

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