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Pipe covering

Discussion in 'Fittings & Pipes' started by Matt108, Jan 5, 2017.

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  1. Matt108

    Matt108 New Member

    Hi all,

    First post here, so be nice!

    Just had a bathroom fitted and stuck with some ugly pipes that I would like to cover preferably in a chrome finish. Any ideas?

    Snap on covers won't work due to elbow joint in pipe work I don't think?

    Thanks in advance,


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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    for the level of finish :uhoh2: thats not good

    guess you could try chrome pain
  3. Matt108

    Matt108 New Member

    Yes I was disappointed with that everything else is spot on.

    He said chrome pipe couldn't be used due the elbow, I believe.
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    hes right but why not plan ahead and go straight into the valve, instead of coming out in the centre and bending into them
  5. Matt108

    Matt108 New Member

    Would it be possible slit a hose and wrap it round?
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    you could be the problem is what hose would you want to use?
  7. Matt108

    Matt108 New Member

    Just seen the 'Hansgrohe Isiflex 1.25 Metre Shower Hose' online. Smooth finish. Not sure on diameter though?
  8. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber url&gclid=CJaA_M-HrNECFc0W0wodQP8N6Q

    What like these hard to get ones from your local Screwfix store at little over £2 each !!! (and you get some that have a proper plated finish to match the pipe)

    What a shame some don't go that little bit further for a good finish lets the rest of the work down.

    Just get it repiped in Chrome tube with a couple of 15mm couplings & elbows a proper plumber will even put a kick in the pipe to bring the valve square to the wall.
    Get it done right.
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  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    good idea but that will be too small


    better off painting them silver/chrome tbh
  10. Matt108

    Matt108 New Member

    Okay thanks for your help.
    Any paint in particular?
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    tbh dont know why hes used a trv as well
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    any metal paint should be fine, do a test piece first to see if your happy with the colour
  13. Matt108

    Matt108 New Member

    Very frustrating would it be much work to retrofit chrome piping for a plumber?
  14. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!


    chrome couplings just above the boxing (to save messing about with that)

    length of chrome pipe

    the right rad valves

    and two chrome elbows (or bend the pipe)

    drain down and new bottle of inhb

  15. Rickster123

    Rickster123 Guest

    I've got to be honest I wouldn't want to look at that after a bathroom refit. There's Boxing below. Should be straight chrome valves and straight pipes into them. Maybe more upheaval but surely worth it?
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