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Bathroom renovation - how to remove and reconnect baseboard heater
I am in the middle of a full bathroom renovation. In order to replace the subfloor all the way to the wall and the sheetrock behind it, I need to remove a functioning cast iron baseboard heater for a short time and then reconnect it and return it to functional. There is a shut of value in the basement near the boiler for this radiator alone, so it will be easy to isolate.
I do not know how to remove the water from the heater to prevent spilling it all over the ceiling below. Also if I can mechanically disconnect easily or have to use a torch to disconnect the copper fittings that lead to it? Finally once I get it back into place, how do I re-fill with water and purge the air from that circuit?
Thank you for any help!