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Cast Iron Radiators

Matt_42 Member Posts: 1
I have to disconnect two radiators in our family room to pull some woodwork off our walls to be refinished and re-wallpaper. After the system has been dumped and the radiators disconnected, is it possible to still have heat without these radiators connected? I was wondering if they could be capped off or something?


  • FRANK_24
    FRANK_24 Member Posts: 80
    Rad. removal

    You said after the system was dumped, so I'm assuming it's a hot water system, with two connections per radiator. You'll have to remove the valve and return elbow [if used] and install plugs and/or caps on each connection. You'll be ok to fill-er-up[ & get heat to the rest of the house. But one thing I gotta know...............WHY did ya deceide to do this project during the heating season? Dontcha think the off season would have been a better time? You'll probable mangle the valves tryin' to remove 'em. I think you should make sure you have the replacements available before you try to re-install.
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