Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

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#1 Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

Post by mach2andy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:39 am

With my car in it's current state seemed the obvious time to fit those pesky behind the dash pipes. I ordered a stainless set of water pipes from a major supplier and I have to say they fitted perfectly with only minor fettling of the holes with a 3mm drill. As you can see, I lagged them first. I was going to glue the lagging onto the pipes but it dawned on me that the heat from the water would probably soften the glue so I secured the insulation with tie wraps. You can see from the pics that once in situ, I held the pipes and their fixing flanges in place using Cleco skin pins which made the whole operation very much simpler. Thinking it was going to take me a whole day accompanied with much profane language, it only took me a couple of hours in the end, and was fairly straightforward. Maybe I just got lucky??
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#2 Re: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

Post by Richardhealey » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Nice job Andy,
Can you tell me what you lagged the pipes with exactly. I have been contemplating what to use for my new pipes. Currently I have used standard plumbers foam insulation, which I have cable tied tightly every few inches, so as to reduce the overall diameter, as I am aware the lagging needs to be a smallish diameter to prevent it fouling the lower vacuum pipe. If that makes sense!
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Rich
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#3 Re: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

Post by Jeremy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:34 am

Rich, my suggestion FWIW:
https://www.hilltop-products.co.uk/retr ... eving.html
I chose this as it's thin but looks like it should do some good, even though its designed to keep heat out rather than in.

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#4 Re: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

Post by mach2andy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:11 am

Hi Rich
I used this from Toolstation. I didn't want anything too thick in case it made fitting more difficult, or possibly foul the wiper mechanism. My new pipes came with a set of flange plates, but I used my originals as I'd already cleaned and primed them. So my new ones are going spare if anyone wants them?
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#5 Re: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

Post by mach2andy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 am

The screenshot isn't that clear. The thermal wrap is Toolstation item 67097.
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#6 Re: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

Post by Richardhealey » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:35 pm

Thanks gents, that’s great. I hadn’t come across these options in my searches.
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