|What are we talking about?
||How long does it typically take to relocate
There is no typical time for this task but a series of questions
||Probably requires a system drain down, refill and
usually access under the floor.
|Questions to ask
||Central heating system type (e.g. boiler with immersion
cylinder, combi), distance radiator being relocated, type of flooring
in room, whether pipes are surface mounted (i.e. around the wall)
or under the floor.
Relocating a radiator requires either a drain down of the central
heating system and a refill after the work is complete with an
inhibitor being added OR the use of pipe freezing equipment, which
is most appropriate will depend on the circumstances. Refills
can mean the need to get airlocks out particularly in larger /
older properties. If there are floorboards then pipes runs are
relatively straightforward. Sheet floors will need to be cut away
and rebuilt where access is required. Pipes are set in a concrete
floor will requires new channelling for new pipe runs.
Before starting this job we need to ensure that the system is
working well and all radiators reach a satisfactory heat level.
If a fitted carpet needs to be removed then it may be worth considering
getting a carpet fitter to relay it.