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Shimming recessed convector

aat879
aat879 Member Posts: 17
I have a one-pipe steam system in my home, and all the heating sources are all convectors recessed in the wall behind a decorative cover. The convectors are encased in a thin metal housing. There’s a single convector that consistently experiences water hammer even after having the system serviced by the local steam pros. (I didn’t have them look at this convector because the cover was painted shut.) I was finally able to get the cover off to check level and found that it’s pitch every so slightly away from the pipe side. I want to shim it up a little, but the convector won’t seem to budge even though it doesn’t look like it’s fastened. Anyone have any tips? I’ve posted some pictures, but please let me know if other pics would be helpful.

Comments

  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,882
    **** to get in there , jack it up and get it pitched
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
    aat879
  • aat879
    aat879 Member Posts: 17
    Big Ed_4: Thanks. That occurred to me. Will any jack that fits (even a small car jack) work, or do they make a special jack for this sort of thing in tight spaces?
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,882
    Blocks of wood and a 2x4 will work . shove shims on the vent side shelf ....
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all