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moving large radiators

hot_rod Member Posts: 21,853
I moved my corner rad into place this weekend. Working alone I used a couple 6" schedule 40 PVC as rollers. Even up and over the door threshold was a easy push. The large diameters rolled easily and barely lifted the feet off the floor for tipping issues.

The angle configuration is awkward to handle, I'm glad no one was watching.
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
Living the hydronic dream


  • vvzz
    vvzz Member Posts: 39
    Just thinking about it makes my back hurt!
  • Daniel_3
    Daniel_3 Member Posts: 543
    What a beaut! and a "brute"...
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    Wow. I'd have guessed the radiator would crush the PVC. Guess PVC is stronger than I imagined.
  • JeffM
    JeffM Member Posts: 182
    PVC is stronger than I thought too. Have a buddy that moved a huge 6 foot tall gun safe across his basement on PVC rollers, but I never thought about using it for radiators which is a good idea.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766
    Something round is just 2 arches joined . Nobody should be surprised .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
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  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    You know....the things we do in the name of hydonics, the pains we go to, and the time we spend.... we all should join some type of group therapy....oh wait a minute.......

    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!