Temporarily removing a Burnham Cast Baseboard Radiator?


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Old 10-05-11, 08:01 PM
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Temporarily removing a Burnham Cast Baseboard Radiator?

We are remodeling our bathroom and have a 3ft two pipe baseboard radiator. In order to remove the wass ans floor we need to remove the radiator. How do we go about this, or should we call a heating guy? Can we just cap it off? Do we need to add water to the system after we hook it back up? My brother seems to think we can just remove it and put it back on, no problem. I don't think so!

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Old 10-06-11, 03:46 PM
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if not use your boiler right now then yes you can cap the lines. but when you reconnect them , you might need new fittings ( it's sometimes a good idea ) if you have manifold type system you can shut it off there with out have to cap it but do cover the pipes to keep debri out of them.
 
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How many floors is your house? How many zones does your system have? Do you have valves in the basement that will allow you to isolate the zone this radiator is in?

You will need to drain water from the system so it doesn't come all spilling out on you when you disconnect the radiator. What you need to do so you can still use the heat with the baseboard out will depend on how your radiators are piped. Are they piped in series or parallel? If piped in parallel, you can cap the ends of the pipes. If it is in series, you will need to connect the two ends so the water can flow through the system. You will also need to refill you system with water to the proper pressure and bleed all the air out. If you are not familiar with that, we can help you further. Taking pictures and posting them so we can see will help a great deal.
 
 

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