First, I'm brand new to this forum, and thrilled to find you all here.
Second, I'm an avid DIYer, and have done lots of heavy-duty work
Third, I just bought a condo in a building built in 1915 as apartments.
Much of the improvements made on the units here were done on the
cheap... Including the hot water baseboard heat installation: All the
plumbing was installed *outside*
the walls. The only good news about
this is that most of my plumbing is *very*
Fourth, and here's my situation, I just tore down a wall which
separated the original tiny, very un-functional kitchen from the
"butler's pantry" where the beautiful old cabinetry is. Wonderful,
except what I have now is two hot water baseboard heaters running
through the middle of the room. My beloved plumber has a plan for
redirecting the heating which will also work with the new appliances
and cabinets I'm going to install. However, he won't be available for
several weeks (NONE of the plumbers in my area have any time,) and I
need to get my flooring in and get my walls prepared for the
appliances, cabinets and countertops that will be arriving in the next
So I want to remove the baseboard heaters myself and to cap off the
pipes at the edges of the room so I can do the work I need to do
ASAP... If that's possible. I've already stripped them down to just
pipe and fins.
My level of experience with plumbing: I've removed and installed
toilets and sinks & faucets using copper, pvc and almost every other
type of pipe.
So can I do this? If so, HOW? I've scoured the internet and haven't
found a how-to on this.
THANK YOU for what ever help you might be able to give me!!!