Joined on January 15, 2012
Last Post on March 1, 2012
@ March 1, 2012 9:30 PM in Can i relocate a steam radiator?From a guy today who said best way to do this was to break the elbow with a hammer to remove it without harming the threads and put a union on the existing feed and then pipe it to where I want the Rad and go up through the floor. Im a little apprehensive to whack away at a elbow.. Is this the best approach? He also said to spray the insulation with water to stop it from becoming airborn.
@ March 1, 2012 9:59 AM in Can i relocate a steam radiator?I just replaced the valve with a new one and the brands matched but I have had to take the spud out too even with the tool it was a pipe wrench with a 6' pipe over the handle and 2 people standing in the rad on its side it did suck! but i was real gentle and I was able to do it. I posted some pics from the floor below and would rather go that route so there is no pipe showing on the main floor whats your thoughts on that ?
@ March 1, 2012 9:53 AM in Can i relocate a steam radiator?Here is a Picture from below and one from above. I want the radiator to go over a foot to the left. From below I was also thinking rather than disturb the pipe with the insulation on it remove the nipple that goes up through the floor and replace it with a 1" 90 Degree street elbow run a 12" or 8" nipple horizontal to the floor and then a 90 degree and nipple up through the floor . That would keep the piping under the floor. Only thing is to get the 90 degree street into the existing is gonna be tight may have to use a crow bar to try to pull it back from the wall. Or do i try to remove the existing 90 and replace it with a union ?
Does this make sense or am I crazy?
@ February 29, 2012 10:16 PM in Can i relocate a steam radiator?Hi All
I have a steam system and I have on Radiator in front of a bay window that is preventing me from getting a couch to fit. I would like to move it over about 1'. Can I remove the valve install a 1" elbow and 1' pipe and then re instal a inline valve and connect it to the Rad? Would there be any problems so long as I kept the pitch somewhat correct?
I would love to do this under the floor since I have access to it but the pipes are covered with what could possibly be asbestos and Im sure no one wants to disturb that especially me. Also the Rad is not at the end of the pipe so it would be a nightmare to start re piping everything downstairs.
Any suggestions ?