Leak Testing Slantfin baseboards

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Old 08-25-13, 06:15 AM
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Leak Testing Slantfin baseboards

I am going to be takimg a couple baseboards out from the rafters in the garage to hopfully install them in the basement workshop. I believe these where removed by a previous owner for cosmetic reasons.
Any suggestions on how to leak test these before installing them?
 
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Old 08-25-13, 06:21 AM
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Any suggestions on how to leak test these before installing them?

Just hook them up IMO... Dont know where they would leak from its copper....You would see a spot in the pipe if burst from freezing, otherwise the only place I would think would be your solder joint...
 
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I'm going to look them over as soon as I pull them down.
Just thought there would be a way to test them before connection them to the zone.
 
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These are copper pipe/aluminum fin-tube baseboards, right? Closely inspect them visually. If there were any leaks, they should show up as green discolorations.

Re-sweating old connections may be troublesome. Can you neaten up the old stubs or nipples with a tubing cutter?
 
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They are copper with aluminum fins.
I was planning on cutting them just after the fins and replacing the bleed valve ports and elbows so it's just the fins and copper within that is old.
 
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