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Steam Radiator Removal

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camsplace19
camsplace19 Member Posts: 11
Hi all, 
Doing a small bathroom renovation and we need to permanently remove a small radiator.  Is there any concern with changes to the system with simply removing it and capping the pipe under the floor?  Wasn't sure if there was any system balancing or dead runs to be worried about.
Thanks

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,280
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    No-- shouldn't be a problem. But...

    With what do you propose to keep the bathroom warm without the radiator?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    STEAM DOCTOR
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
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    No-- shouldn't be a problem. But...

    With what do you propose to keep the bathroom warm without the radiator?

    This.

    They make radiators in different shapes and sizes. I'm sure there is something available that will fit. No one likes a cold seat or shower.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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    delcrossvNew England SteamWorks
  • Waher
    Waher Member Posts: 250
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    Removing a radiator may cause the boiler to be oversized for the connected load. Usually removing a single small radiator isn't a problem.
    STEAM DOCTOR