I need to move a cast iron radiator from one spot in my kitchen to another
spot that is only 6 feet away.
I need instructions on how to do this.
Does the whole heating (furnace) system need to be drained in order to do
this? IF so how do I drain the whole heating system? Does the main water
shutoff coming into the house have to be turned off? Should I do it when
the house is all warmed up so the pipes won't freeze. The temperature is
dropping so I can't have the house cold all day long.
All I have to do is cut 2 pipes and drill 2 new holes and drop the radiator
in and run new lines from where I cut it to where the new location is. I
heard I can run new PVC tubing type of lines but am not sure about the
fittings. Please offer some advice. I would like to cut down on the cost
and am handy in most areas, but I never seen this before.
PVC no not for HW heat, Drain system yes, If you dont know HW piping get
a pro. Drain- refill, blead, reset to level , if you have to ask you
better learn or better yet get a pro. You are in over your head now on
the boiler set up.
As Mark said, you're in over your head.
I'm in favor of DIY projects but I think you'll get in trouble.
There are hi-temp tubings available for pro use, not DIY.
Copper can be used.
But you could go thru all this work and find out the damned thing
won't circulate water any longer.
If you don't already know the answers to those simple questions, you
probably should not tackle the job yourself. Do you know how to work with
pipe? No, PVC is not to be used. Maybe copper tubing, but you still have
to disconnect and use adapters to go to the copper.
If things go well, it is a fairly simple job, but if there are many
barriers, rusted piping, broken fittings, it could take a day. I can't see
it from here to see just how hard or easy it is. Any time you break into
old piping you have the potential for major work.
Get some help by either a pro or a knowledgeable DIYer.
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