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Discuss Water manifold installed and plumber disappeared, has anyone seen a manifold like this before? in the Underfloor Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

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  1. Mikead80

    Mikead80 New Member

    I received a call from a customer who has asked me to take a look at works carried out by a plumber. He has installed UFH to the entire ground floor of this large property.

    The floor is screeded and finished, there are a few loops that haven't been connected to his lovely manifold but I'm given assurance by the builder there that it has all been tested....

    I know I should run but the plumber has disappeared before wiring up his invention and I'm a helpful guy.

    I will look at replacing this with a manifold, blend valve , pump, and I might have a spare 2 port valve available from the current set up!!

    Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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  2. stani

    stani Plumber GSR

    I don't think the plumber understood the UFH ethos, that is water running round at 60c will burn your feet. It needs to be replaced as you say with a mixing valve, manifold and stats.
     
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  3. Atouchofgas

    Atouchofgas Plumber GSR

    Is it just me or is it 8 flows and 6 returns?
     
  4. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Wrong on so many levels. Strip it out and get a test on the loops. Then install off the shelf manifold and mixing set up.
     
  5. leesparkykent

    leesparkykent S. Mod

    He cant of been a plumber/heating eng surly? That looks like a builders attempt :eek:
     
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  6. Meady

    Meady Plumber GSR

    Is it just me or does the UFH pipe work look like normal 10mm pipe?
     
  7. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Good spot. 15 to 10 reducers in the iso valves.
     
  8. Meady

    Meady Plumber GSR

    It's just 10mm hep2o
     
  9. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Speedfit fitting on the left :)
     
  10. Meady

    Meady Plumber GSR

    So there is, I think this "install" is good for the scrap bin to be honest :)
     
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  11. aplombier

    aplombier Member

    Pmsl no wonder the other plumber left,
     
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    looks like a dogs dinner and iso valves on heating :)
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Admin

    That's shocking.

    All that work to balls it up like that. Would have been easier to do it the right way. Why did they even bother go all complicated like that?!
     
  14. Mikead80

    Mikead80 New Member

    I had to turn this job down its just not worth the stress. Would standard hep20 10mm pipe be categorically wrong for UFH if connected to a new manifold utilising adapters? A boiler and unvented cylinder upstairs semi installed, and needs commissioning. Based on the workmanship so far it's too risky for me to touch. I feel for the client.
     

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  15. stani

    stani Plumber GSR

    Probably one of the better decisions made today.
     
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