Remove copper pipe sleeves in floor after removing baseboard heaters

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Old 07-31-16, 02:59 PM
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Remove copper pipe sleeves in floor after removing baseboard heaters

I don't know if this is quite the right forum but we just removed baseboard heaters and in addition to having to remove the copper pipe there are these about 2 inch pipe protectors. I managed to pull one up the from the bathroom because I'm not worried about tiling over it. Does anyone know the best way to remove these without damaging the floor?
 
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Old 07-31-16, 05:47 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Do you have access below this floor, so you can see if it will pull down? What do you plan on doing with this floor? Tile? If it is inaccessible and must stay in place, then using Minwax epoxy wood filler in the area of the pipe, including putting some in the pipes would cover and it can be smoothed out and stained/painted.
 
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Old 07-31-16, 07:15 PM
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Agree with Larry. Why do you need to remove them? I would make a wooden plug, but Chandler's idea is better still.
 
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If your going to be tiling, that floors going to need a layer of 1/2" subfloor rated plywood and 1/4 tile board anyway before tiling.
You can not just tile over a hardwood floor!.
 
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Old 08-01-16, 04:56 PM
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I don't think he is tiling in this area. He just mentioned the bathroom as a reference. He didn't want to harm the hardwood floors, thus the suggestion of leaving it and epoxy repair it.
 
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Reread the O/P's post.
"I'm not worryied about tiling over it"
 
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Old 08-01-16, 05:07 PM
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I managed to pull one up the from the bathroom because I'm not worried about tiling over it.
The whole sentence..........................
 
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Old 08-02-16, 06:05 PM
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Thanks for the advice everybody and sorry for the late reply. I thought I would get an email when someone replied to the thread. Yes, the bathroom was just a reference. I added some better pictures. We are already having the floor redone and repaired. The floor people don't deal with stuff like this though, i.e. getting the pipes out of the way. We have roughly 800 sq feet of Oak flooring from the 50's. I can't plug these holes with the "protector" pieces here because they are flush with the floor. Regarding the copper pipes, I have access to the sub-floor only in some places, because the basement is partially finished. If you looking at the piece and you're thinking a little elbow grease would do the trick, I've tried that and I'm by no means a beef cake, but I'm not small. The metal piece seemed to bee hooked to the sub-floor. If I had something like vice-scripts I could add torque to that might work, but I don't know of such a tool. The copper pipes, I think I could pull up enough to cut with a circular saw at least in places where I don't have access from the basement.

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