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Old 04-16-2005, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hiding pipes inside a wall?


Hi I am new to the forum, so I am sorry if this question has already been asked.

I am re-fitting my bathroom.

Before I start re-tiling the walls I want to hide the water supply to the shower.

This is a Std copper water pipe which comes out of the wall about 12" from the floor.

The pipe goes upwards about 5 feet and then into the shower.

I would like to hide this pipe by cutting a channel into the wall and then tiling over it.

The wall itself seems to be a cavity wall 1 brick thick on either side of the cavity which has been plastered.

My questions are as follows:

1/ Is it possible to cut a channel into the wall in which to hide the pipe.

2/ If the answer to 1 is yes, is there a specific tool I can use to achieve this?

3/ Are there any things I need to be careful of when carrying out the above operation.

4/ If it is not possible, are there any other options that are not going to be an eye sore.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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Hiding pipes inside a wall?


I cut two groves using a five-inch angle grinder (fitted with a diamond blade) about 30 mm deep and 50 mm apart, then chase out with a cold chisel. Pipe should fit in grove, use slip on hair-felt insulation to allow for thermal movement.

Beware of live electrical cables and water pipes

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Old 04-20-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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Nice one cheers
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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to do this you can either use a electric wall chaser or a good old hammer and chisel,once the pipe is in place use a plastic trunking to cover the pipe first,then plaster and tile ver or paint...........................pls make sure there is no power cable near to where you are chasing the wall.
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