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Methods conceal pipe in apartment

Today, there are lots of ways to hide the heating pipes in the apartment and a private home. While each of them has its advantages. But before you hide the heating pipes in the apartment, should carefully examine the radiators. The old cast-iron battery for long period of operation from the inside coated with a residue and oxide, It is causing them to become worthless and a significant reduction in the efficiency of, and accordingly the boiler efficiency. If the apartment building is barely noticeable, in particular the problem of sufficient and well palpable hit on the wallet.

Changed radiators or not

Protective and decorative fence for radiators
Protective and decorative fence for radiators

The best one for the implementation of repairs in the apartment will be a complete replacement of the radiator to the new. But here there are some nuances:

for example, in Western countries, installed in each apartment own boiler and host it yourself sets itself the necessary temperature mode. Consequently, and radiator type can be set, a wish for himself. It may be Copper, Bimetallic aluminum or steel, thereby increasing the effectiveness of their heating system. What is better to choose radiators.

In private homes it is possible, but in an apartment you need to agree on a replacement radiators. But do not despair, because it is possible to hide the cast-iron battery in the box and get enough stylish and elegant look.

so, radiators replaced, you can begin to address the issue, how to hide the heating pipe in apartment, Photo examples of the work presented in this article. But before recall, that the heating main - is also part of the heating and you can use it wisely. It should also be noted that, in an apartment building with central heating pipes carry independently, at all, anywhere you can not, but they can be slightly changed in accordance with the Housing. But before you start work, it should be mentioned, that it will cost considerably more expensive boxes.

When rework pipes and radiators replacing, the responsibility falls on the owner.

Therefore, the best one is flat tubes masking or more decorative frame structure, eg, manufacture of boxes of plasterboard.

Good, that the heating pipe apartment is not so much, that catch the eye. The panel houses the riser, at all, is not visible, but act only bends the pipes out of the wall at the top and bottom. The cast-in-frame and some panel heating risers can be placed directly in a residential area near the wall. Then the question of hiding pipes is relevant and even more than.

The methods of concealment of pipes of different kinds

Decorating tubes paints
Decorating tubes paints

Most often there is a question, how to hide the heating pipe in the kitchen, because it is in this room, they are most evident. This heating pipe with radiator and gas. Good, plumbing hidden behind cupboards. One of the most common ways to the gas meter and the inlet pipe is an additional problem solutions hinged locker. Besides the visual concealment of the counter, locker can be used in the normal mode to store ware.

A method of concealing heating pipes depends, there is a need to hide radiators or not. But here it is worth remembering as heating and think about, that was not cold in the winter because of the blocking of the free conversion of warm air. If the heating rate is large enough and a temperature regime, Cem optimal, it is possible to make a box for pipes in the room of plasterboard. Radiator thus can be covered with perforated MDF panels, plastic or metal bars. Also, some people prefer to use the engraved glass.

Masking pipes under vegetation
Masking pipes under vegetation

If it is not necessary to close the radiators or in terms of heating efficiency is not profitable, as the lattice is better to use a metal cover, a decorative pattern mask tube.

For better heat radiator enclose foil insulation, This raises the temperature 2 degrees.

But beautiful mask, you can not just use the picture. Incredibly attractive way masking pipes can become part of its transformation into a composition. for example, as shown in the photo on the right.

Hiding pipes in a private house

Strba do in the kitchen
Strba do in the kitchen

In a private house, undoubtedly, It features a lot more in terms of concealing pipes, but they often depend on the structure of the design features. If the base concrete floor, the best one pipe to make part of the floor heating system. You do not even need a thermal insulator on pipelines. It is important to carry out proper insulation and screed bases. Required to lay layer Styrofoam, on the perimeter of the room damper tape should be laid.

But if there is no need to make a heated floor, and comes to the fore maximum efficiency of the system heating, it is better to make the floor Stroebe and put them in a pipe, pre-dressed insulation. As it is now used polyethylene foam or fiberglass composite half-sleeve.

But before laying the pipes in the walls and the floor is necessary to make a project plan. He will help you to calculate the amount of materials and advance to work out the most rational means of a heating pad.

Stroebe do for pipes in the bathroom
Stroebe do for pipes in the bathroom

Grooves should be done with amply sized pipes 1 cm. This is necessary for putting heat insulator and filling the space bonding solution. Further, the seam is sealed by any known means: pre-equalization and topcoat. The ducts are attached using clips or special brackets, which anchors are mounted to the base.

When laying pipes in Stroebe will often require a variety of detours and challenges, so in advance should carefully consider the wiring of heating with all the nuances. This clamps, fasteners, contours, and more. After all, not everyone will be pleased several times to return to the store to buy the missing part.

Ways to hide radiators are so many and they depend on the budget, and from the stylistic design trends. for example, will look elegant glass fences coated with a engraved image. But it is also necessary to take into account the fact, that small children can live in an apartment, therefore it is necessary to choose also the safest ways. Therefore, one of the safest, which can be used not only to hide the heating pipes, but also all other plumbing in the bathroom, a duct for pipes of gypsum board.

Application of plasterboard to conceal pipe

Plasterboard It is an excellent option for the construction of any complexity decorative and other structures. The metal frame able to withstand large loads, that will make the design robust and durable, and design possibilities, at all, limitless.

To make a box of drywall heating pipes first step is to create a project with all the projections, niches and other elements. The very same structure is made is not so difficult, and involves the following steps:

Gypsum duct for gas pipes
Gypsum duct for gas pipes

At the site, apply markup using a spirit level, Provo or any other means.

To make a solid box of drywall for pipes, you must first fix the guide profile to the floor and walls, and then it is invested rack construction elements. Here the principle of the simple, The more poles, the stronger construction.

Linking between a profile can be both self-tapping, and Prosekatel. Here special strength is not required, because the load on the structure will not be applied.

In the case of prosekatelya Field of the compounds is not formed protrusions, respectively, there will be irregularities on the surface of the drywall.

In the manufacture of decorative duct for pipes using drywall can beautifully arrange all adjoining wall from the floor to the ceiling. It can be done niche, shelves arches for setting colors, beautiful vases or figurines. Yes, undoubtedly, drywall will take part of the space, but for exceptional design it is always possible to make such sacrifices. After the final assembly structure for concealing pipes and batteries, usually, We get a wide enough window sill, which may well serve as the bar table or even a lunch with insufficient space in the kitchen.

Falshstena plasterboard
Falshstena plasterboard

Drywall - an ideal solution to create a unique and exceptional design, which you will enjoy a lifetime. But the design of it - this is only basis, in which you can do decorative painting, put the tiles, pokleit wallpaper or painting implement gravure. Niche radiator with the battery in this case can be closed by any guard. Because all the materials used can be absolutely any color.

And in addition to the article about the video production of boxes of plasterboard will be an excellent tool, where you can see all the details and minutiae of the process:


Drywall can be used to create decorative boxes ordinary, but it is better to use GVL or GLV. But do not forget, that access to the radiator should always be available or, at least, well disguised. After all, almost every season it will be necessary to carry out venting with system, to get rid of it formed in the air pockets during the repair in other parts. Here are useful tips, what to do if the battery is not warm.

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