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Old 01-03-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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removing old radiator

This radiator is no longer working, it's part of an old heating system that no longer exists. I want to remove it while I'm renovating my bathroom.

I had no luck with my wrench's trying to turn the fittings, any tips for getting this out of the bathroom? I have a sledge hammer but wanted to cause as little damage as possible


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Old 01-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Get out the sledge and a 4-1/2 in. die grinder with a metal cut off disk. You have a cast iron radiator cemented into the wall. By itself IT IS HEAVY !!!! Whoever installed it put it in on the "cheap" without any radiator unions. so you cannot remove it without destroying the radiator and/or the wall. There may actually be one on the shutoff valve where it goes to the floor -maybe-, but you need 3 or four inches all around it to get an 18 on it and torque it off.


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Old 01-03-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll use the grinder and sledge combo as you suggest.
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