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Replacing Baseboard covers without removing pipes

Bob R
Bob R Member Posts: 24
It takes a little finesse but it's not too bad to change just the sheetmetal backing, brackets and covers for copper fintube radiation. I've done it many times. Patience grasshopper.


  • Jim_147
    Jim_147 Member Posts: 2
    Can I replace slantfin baseboard covers without removing pipes

    I would like to replace the finned baseboard covers, without removing the pipes. What would be the best way.
  • Al Corelli_2
    Al Corelli_2 Member Posts: 395

    Do you want to replace the fins? Or the sheet metal housings?

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  • ALH_4
    ALH_4 Member Posts: 1,790

    There are always Overboards.

    Edit: I've never used them, but I just looked at the price and talk about sticker shock!
  • Jim_147
    Jim_147 Member Posts: 2

    Ok, thanks It didn't look like there was any easy way. I see about the finese part. Those overboards forget it, sticker shock is right.
  • Bruce Stevens
    Bruce Stevens Member Posts: 133
    Take a good look

    before you start if they decided to use nails to hang the base boards and they are behind the fin tube it may make for some aggravation but can be done.
  • Couderay
    Couderay Member Posts: 314
    Worth the headache

    I installed the slant fin baseboard last year in my house 1 screw every 16" and without a doubt,would disconnect piping before taking covers off. Strictly my opinion but two solder joints don't take long.
  • mtfallsmikey
    mtfallsmikey Member Posts: 765
    we always used nails

    Matter of fact, I still have the old Slant Fin nail setting tool in my collection somewhere. Patience, Grasshopper!
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