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Old 04-03-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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We have bought new covers for our baseboard hot water heating system radiators. Due to the piping (which is inconvenient to move) they stick out too far where we cannot get the front cover on properly. My husband wants to bend all the front fins back to make the covers fit. I feel this might destroy the radiators. Looking for expert advice...thank you.

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Old 04-03-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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the fins are what distributes the heat to the room. You are correct these must not be touched.

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and I think back on all the time I spent straightening them back out
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:24 PM   #4
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If you bend those fins. Be prepared to by new elements later this winter. When you don't have enough heat.
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