Moving a Radiator

Materials:15mm copper pipe, compression plumbing fittings and PTFE tape. Radiator, wall mounting bracket, two radiator valves 50mm, No 12 screws, rawl plugs,Tools required:Screwdriver, spanners and pipe cutter or hacksaw. tape measure, pencil, power drill with masonry drill bits, spirit level,Procedure.1).Place the radiator face down and fit the brackets onto the straps on the back ensuring that they are all the same distance from the edge and base of the radiator. Should you not feel confident to do this, it is recommended to call in a professional like Coulsdon Plumbers who can undertake this job.2). Measure the height of the brackets and add on 50 mm as you need to allow for the skirting board. Take the distance between the two brackets and transfer this measurement to the wall.3). Hold the first bracket in the correct position and height on the wall where the radiator will be, mark the securing screw holes for drilling and make sure it is level and the bracket is vertical. Drill and plug the holes and then screw the first bracket to the wall with two 50mm No12 screws.4). Place the second Bracket in its position opposite the first and now secure bracket at your marks. Make sure that the height is correct and that the bracket is level ( fix the bracket with one screw then check the level and drive in the second screw. This is crucial to ensure that the Radiator is level ). Coulsdon Plumbers can do this professionally.5). Offer up the replacement radiator and put the straps on the back over the hooks on the two wall brackets. When you are happy the radiator is secure and level, take it off the brackets and place on the floor. Fit both of the new radiator valves using the PTFE tape and the correct size spanner. Once both valves are sound, refit the radiator and re-connect the pipework.

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