removing old cast iron radiator

Old 01-29-08, 07:54 PM
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removing old cast iron radiator

Hi, I have a couple of rooms that I do not wish to have heated any longer and I need the space that is occupied by the old cast iron radiators. They are hot water. I just need to disconnect and drag them out of the house but I don't know what all needs to be done i.e. drain the boiler etc. I was hoping that I can merely turn the valve closed on the intake side, disconnect the outlet side and put a stopper on it, disconnect the intake side and leave the valve closed and then drag the radiator outside, tilt it up and empty the water and be done with it. Is this possible? Will it effect the other radiators that I do want to continue working? Will it effect the boiler?
Old 01-29-08, 08:06 PM
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You've thought this all out ? Not concerned that someday when you sell the place a potential buyer might be put off by not all the rooms heated ? Are you sure that there are no plumbing pipes that might be subject to freeze if those rooms are no longer heated ? etc ... just some things to consider. Do you have someplace to store the old rad just in case you (or someone else) might want to re-install it in the future ?

It all kinda depends on the method by which the rads you wish to remove are piped ... some cases you may be able to simply pull the rad and cap the pipes, others you may need to re-pipe things so that other rads don't lose their supply of hot water...

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