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    • CommentAuthordelprado
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2018
    This morning I have thought: why don't we just run a load of copper pipes in a wall then plaster over (in particularly for houses which have an extremely low heating requirement and therefore wouldnt need much)
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2018
    Your previous thread on the subject might be a good place to start:

    • CommentAuthordelprado
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2018
    There is no talk in that thread of dumping copper pipes in the wall?
    • CommentAuthorgoodevans
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2018
    Why copper and not plastic pipes - as I understand it burying copper in concrete isn't a good option long term - Plaster may not be much better for copper.
    • CommentAuthorDarylP
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2018
    1. you want heat output at lowest point in the room?
    2. copper will corrode in the wall?
    3. occupants will pierce the copper with nails / screws / fixings?
    4. leaks?
    • CommentAuthorbxman
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2018
    in particular did you take this up and get a reply ?

    videos still there


    @delprado Nov 3rd 2016 quote
    A useful document here


    Re Uponor they dont sell it in the UK so it would rely on an import of some kind. I've emailed Finland
    • CommentAuthorTimSmall
    • CommentTime7 days ago edited
    I think polypipe do a 12mm UFH heating pipe which could probably be plastered in if you don't mind going "off label". Being 12mm, you'd want to split it into a number of shorter runs, plumbed in parallel to reduce pumping losses, and maybe use an EWI reinforcing mesh over the top for extra safety.
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