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Cast Iron Radiator Pipes


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#1 hannahvmatthews

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 11:26 AM

Hi,

I have just recently purchased some cast iron radiators which are raw metal lacquer.

Does anyone know where i can get pipes which match this colour, or preferably silver ?

I have looked everywhere and i cant seem to find what im looking for.

Thanks !

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:20 PM

Plumbers merchant, galvanised pipes look kind of silver, normally pipes are iron/steel, not cast iron

Edited by tonyshouse, 04 November 2015 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:38 PM

Do you know any particular websites?

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:56 PM

http://www.bssindustrial.co.uk

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:07 PM

Remember to buy 1/2" female threaded rad valves to accept the pipe ;)
Only downfall is it'll have to be converted to 15mm copper at the heating supply side so you'll also need bent or straight 'copper to irons' size = 15mmx1/2" female. Also you'll need to thread the steel pipe so will need a commercial plumber to cut, thread and joint the pipe.
Alternatively, use normal valves and copper pipe then paint with galvanised spray / galv tinned paint for a more 'industrial' look.
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...0516?nav=SEARCH
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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:14 PM

Thats great! thanks both !

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

Pipe covers?

http://www.wickes.co...Pack-3/p/425088

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 02:19 PM

View PostOnoff, on 05 November 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

Shiny chrome though. Maybe a bit unsympathetic to the op's cause ;)
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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:43 PM

I've seen steel electrical conduit painstakingly painted antique bronze. Looked really good.

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:49 PM

Those could be of use elsewhere in the house actually, Thanks! That's what I'm looking for only a different colour. Maybe I was searching for the wrong thing :/

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:54 PM

http://aircat.fluidf...-socketed---32m Would this do the job ?

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 08:14 PM

I've used Firwood Paints at work over the years. Very good and some unusual metallic finishes like bronze:

https://www.firwood....effect-finishes

Check out their 130 hammer paints - what we used for years, they do gold and pewter too. Its much better IMHO than that well know brand beginning with "H"! :lol:

You would maybe need to prime though non ferrous metal like copper. I've often used Hammerite's Special Metals Primer at home but gone over it with Hammerite, Firwood, Flag hammer paints. I imagine Firwood would do an equivalent primer.