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Help with recessed fin tube convector covers


Hi everyone,

I've been struggling for years when reinstalling recessed convector covers after cleaning the fins or servicing.

Curious if there are any tips or tricks you all have discovered to help alleviate the problem.

Pics attached.



  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,833

    Looks like years of paint jamming the latch lever . You may want to clean it up …

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568

    They all look at you and sneer when you lay hands on them. Each different, but all from the same twisted, over-painted family. Hydronic’s angry victims. No tips or tricks from me.

    Retired and loving it.
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbesbburdmattmia2
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041

    Definitely try to cut off the paint on the edges, before removing. If you need to force the cover off, there's a good likelihood that it will bend in the process. Will make it much harder to get it back on.