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Cast iron baseboard kitchen removal

Connie1991 Member Posts: 1

I am planning on renovating my kitchen but there is a cast iron baseboard on the wall that I would like to place my oven and fridge against.

Any advice on how to completely remove a cast iron baseboard from one wall and making sure it is inactive?


    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,014
    Not really enough information to answer. Caping off a radiator is typically not difficult. But depends on how your heating system is formatted. And of course the big question is, are you willing to forego having heat in the kitchen?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,458
    Oe might assume that you have hot water heat -- but it could be steam. So... the first thing to do is to determine whether it is hot water or steam.

    Then, if it is hot water, find out whether that bit of baseboard is in series with other baseboards or parts of the system. That will determine what pipes need to be disconnected and capped, or bypassed with new pipes, and where those changes might be made.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbesmattmia2
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 915
    edited August 2023
    Find out the answers to what @Jamie Hall wrote and if your system is hot water consider the feasible of using a Beacon Morris Kickspace heater to supply the heat.