HELP! Temporarily Removing a Radiator

Old 02-15-05, 02:33 PM
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HELP! Temporarily Removing a Radiator

Hello everyone,

I'm buying a house. I have to gut and rebuild the kitchen before I can move in. I need to remove a hot water radiator so I can do the floor.

What's the best way to remove it, and still be able to run the heat? The job could take a week, and the temperature may drop below freezing, so I need to keep the rest of the radiators active. ?????
Old 02-15-05, 04:28 PM
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Removing a Radiator

Before proceding you need to know how it is piped. Is it in series or on a mono-flow tee? I makes a big difference. If it is in series (not likely) you will need to put in a jumper or by-pass pipe. With mono-flow tee systems you can simply plug or cap both pipes. Unless you are familiar with piping & are willing extend pipes, be careful not to make the new floor any higher (thicker) than it is presently.

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