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removing a 90 year old one pipe steam radiator
Sorry if this has been answered, I couldn't find anything that seemed pertinent.
I'm getting a floor refinished and need to temporarily remove a cast iron radiator.
I'm sure it's too heavy for me, but beyond that I really don't know what to do anyway, so I thought I'd try the brain trust here.
Is it possible to remove it without doing major damage?
What is the worst case scenario?
Is there anything I can apply to the pipes to make them move better (ie: heat, cold, any spray stuff etc.)
If the end result if I screw it up is going to be more expensive than hiring someone in the first place, I'll opt for hiring someone.
If I hire someone, what I really need is to have them remove the radiator, I'll repair the floor under it (here's my vote for not having radiator covers, you can't see what's going on day to day), then maybe a week later after the floor has been repaired and refinshed have someone come in and re install the radiator.
Who would do something like this? A plumber? A heating contractor?
I'm $1000 into the floor refinishing so I'd like to do it correctly, but also as cheap as possible.
Thanks in advance for any replies, much appreciated.