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Splitting steam pipe into two bathrooms
I have a steam pipe on the top floor of a 3 family building. I’m renovating the space and I have a steam pipe that rises into one of the the two bathrooms. It has some type of blowoff valve at the top of it.
I’d like to tee the steam pipe into 2 smaller heat pipes and send each pipe into a corner of their respective bathrooms.
I have access to the 2nd floor and 3rd (Top) floor. I’ve read that I can cut the couplings with an angle grinder on the 2nd & 3rd floor and break them off with a hammer / chisel. At that point I can install new pipes and tee them off as described above.
The couplings on each pipe are 24” off the finished bathroom floor.
I’ll turn the heat off over the holidays when my 1st floor tenant (only tenant) isn’t here.
Is this a good plan? How would you guys go about it?