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Removing a radiator

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Dan_46
Dan_46 Member Posts: 2
Hi Tim & Dave, thank you for responding! My system is hot water, boiler. Two pipes leading to radiators. My sincerest thanks, for your quick responses. Maybe i will get it (rad) out and be able to finish the front hall remodel, before heating season. (That my wife has been after me all summer to do. Work well under pressure) THANKS!!!!!!!

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  • Dan_46
    Dan_46 Member Posts: 2
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    Removing a radiator

    Hello, i have a very small radiator, in a tiny entrance hall. I want to remove it. Can someone tell me if i can just sawzall the pipes, an cap the lines, without much problem? Your input is greatly accepted, and appreciated!
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040
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    Steam or hot water? one pipe or two to rad? If hot water, loop, diverter t, or two-pipe? I would remove the fittings so a cap can be threaded on, but not until we know what type of system you have...

    Tim
    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • Dan,

    check out the posting "removing CI radiators" further on down,,as Tim relates, without knowing, you may get into a HUGE mess!

    Dave
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040
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    If two pipes (supply & return) leading to all rads, drain the boiler down a ways and slowly loosen the unions on the rad. You will know quickly if you have drained it far enough. If no water dumps out, loosen unions all the way, pull the rad, remove the other half of the valve & rad unions and cap them...no need to 'jumper' the connection. Fill, pruge, bleed and set pressure back to 12-15# and be done with it. Happy wife good...

    Tim
    Just a guy running some pipes.
    ryancw
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