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Old 10-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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How do I remove this radiator?


Hi all,

With apologies for my newbieness...

I have just converted my home from boiler heat to forced air. My next mission is to remove the (exposed) piping in the basement, and to remove all six cast iron radiators littered across my main and second (top) floor.

I'm really unsure how to proceed. I have a 12" vise grip, and a Sawzall with good new blades. No idea if that will get me where I'm going.

Not sure if this is kosher, but I've made a video of one of the radiators:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxidF...ature=youtu.be

I've tried heaving and hauling on various pieces of that bottom-left section, but almost nothing is budging... only a single nut that seems unrelated to floor fastening.

I don't care about these radiators. Some scrap metal $$$ would be nice, but mostly I want them out.

Any suggestions? I would appreciate the help!

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Hi all,

With apologies for my newbieness...

I have just converted my home from boiler heat to forced air. My next mission is to remove the (exposed) piping in the basement, and to remove all six cast iron radiators littered across my main and second (top) floor.

I'm really unsure how to proceed. I have a 12" vise grip, and a Sawzall with good new blades. No idea if that will get me where I'm going.

Not sure if this is kosher, but I've made a video of one of the radiators:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxidF...ature=youtu.be

I've tried heaving and hauling on various pieces of that bottom-left section, but almost nothing is budging... only a single nut that seems unrelated to floor fastening.

I don't care about these radiators. Some scrap metal $$$ would be nice, but mostly I want them out.

Any suggestions? I would appreciate the help!
if you have good blades ...cut the feed and return pipes off...there on left and right bottom...that will let you take it outside....yes they are heavy... very... some had threaded rods tieing them togeother...cut these rods ...then take chisel between sections pry apart.....as far as old pipes in basement..cut them down....ben sr

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if you have good blades ...cut the feed and return pipes off...there on left and right bottom...that will let you take it outside....yes they are heavy... very... some had threaded rods tieing them togeother...cut these rods ...then take chisel between sections pry apart.....as far as old pipes in basement..cut them down....ben sr
Thanks, Ben. I'm ready for the heaviness... I make up in brawn what I lack in brains.
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Thanks, Ben. I'm ready for the heaviness... I make up in brawn what I lack in brains.
take them back for scrap...you"ll be surprised.... ben sr
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