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Topic Summary: Query relating to a 15mm Street Elbow fitting
Created On: 29 September 2013 01:10 PM
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 29 September 2013 01:10 PM
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Following the plaster-boarding and skimming of a wall, I now have a fairly tight right angle bend into a convector radiator valve.

Does anyone know whether the 15mm pipe end of a Yorkshire or end-feed "Street Elbow" is long enough to go into a compression fitting?

My only other likely option would be to shorten one end of a standard end-feed elbow so as to get into the compression fitting.

Thanks.

Cheers!

Clive

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 29 September 2013 01:25 PM
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They do only 'just' but you can get slightly longer street elbows designed for compression fittings.

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Edited: 29 September 2013 at 02:27 PM by rocknroll
 29 September 2013 02:32 PM
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 29 September 2013 05:28 PM
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Not 100% sure on the entry there... but why not remove the nut on the valve... then use the nut on the compression fitting straight on to the valve its self?

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 29 September 2013 05:48 PM
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Hi Tom

What I have is as follows.

Originally, 15mm copper flow and return pipes coming through drillings in a brick wall and then bending vertically into a Myson fan convector and connecting to to radiator type valves. I fitted the heater myself 11 years ago and used a pipe bender rather than elbows. This brick wall was the end wall of our conservatory which we have just had re-roofed with a heavily insulated solid roof (we were too hot ihn summer too cold in winter. The ceiling is plaster board and skim and whilst doing the work they also plasterboarded and skimmed this brick wall. I did not expect the plasterboard and dabs to be quite so thick, so the pipes are now a lot closer to the wall than before, one is flush with the new skim. It will be easier to extend the pipes slightly and then via a right angle enter the rad valve from the rear - by turning the valve around 90 degrees.

Following the other replies re street elbows I've Googled and realise that both standard and extended or long tail street elbows are made. So will visit an old fashioned plumbers merchant locally and get a couple.

Cheers!

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Clive S Carver GCGI IEng MIET
 30 September 2013 06:53 PM
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Thanks R&R,

Got a couple of long-tail solder-ring street elbows from a local heating supplies/plumbers merchant this afternoon.

Job should go OK now; likely will be next week when I get my gas torch and flux out.

Cheers!

Clive

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