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Could this be a pipe for steam?
I’m finishing my attic to make it a livable space and I need to figure out what to do about these two pipes that come up about 3 inches above the subfloor and then are capped. I’m not positive they are steam, they don’t get hot when the heat’s on, but other clues indicate that they were probably put there by builders in case the family decided to put in radiators in the attic. They are lined up well above radiators on the floor below and they are located on either end of the attic under windows.
I don’t plan to put in radiators up there. I’m moving towards mini splits and, now that I insulated the space, it is pretty well conditioned by the floors below.
Can I cut the pipes and re-cap them below the subfloor. This could be their final resting place as I’m putting in a hardwood floor in the attic, so whatever I do needs to be permanent.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.