Hi all. I'd like to remove a hot water radiator for a small remodeling
project. Here are some details:
Hot water radiator system. It is a "two pipe" system, I think. That is,
the radiators have two pipes coming out of them.
This radiator is on the second floor. There are three radiators total on
this floor, two in other rooms.
Can I drain just the one room's radiator to move it out of the way?
I drain the radiator before moving it?
Can I cap the pipes to let me fill the system back up and thus get heat?
(It is winter right now!)
If so, how can I cap the pipes? How can I determine the proper size
What tools do I need to unscrew the radiator from the pipes?
Any danger/caution areas I should be aware of that I haven't though of?
Unfortunately (well, fortunately, really) I have a baby on the way and
need to have this project done before the little pooper is out. So
waiting 'till spring is not gonna work.
I am a fairly decent DIY'er and not afraid to tackle a difficult project.
But not *too*
difficult -- should I pay someone to do this? (Of course,
"too" difficult is in the eye of the beholder. To me, "too" difficult
means significant investment in new tools is needed, or a highly skilled
technique is required).
Thanks for your advice, all. Mappy Chrismakkah!
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