Re: REMODELING OLD BATHROOM
Posted by e-plumber on July 13, 2004 at 10:27:33:
In response to Re: REMODELING OLD BATHROOM
: I BOUGHT AN 80 YEAR OLD HOUSE AND AM IN THE PROCESS OF REMODELING THE BATHROOM. I WANT TO MOVE THE OLD RADIATOR ACROSS THE ROOM WHICH MEANS DISCONNECTING IT AND RE-ROUTING THE LINES TO GET TO THE NEW LOCATION. WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO LEAK CHECK THE CONNECTIONS AFTER REINSTALLATION -DO I CHECK IT COLD, OR FIRE UP THE BOILER AND CHECK IT WITH HOT WATER? ALSO, I SEE SO MANY NEWER HOMES WITH NO ACCESS TO BATHTUB/SHOWER PLUMBING - SHOULD I FOLLOW THIS NEW TREND OR PROVIDE ACCESS TO THESE PIPES?

Reply:
The radiator feed and return lines need to pitch slightly up to the radiator to ensure that all air will be removed from the bleeder valve and you'll have proper circulation.
As for the access to the bathtub/shower piping, there really is no need for it. At one time, there were bathtub overflow waste assemblies that operated with knobs in between the H & C faucet knobs, the only way to snake and clean one of these drains were from an access panel, in a closet, bedroom or hallway.
e-plumber



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