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Old 11-17-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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Removing a section of Baseboard Heat

I am doing some renovations in the kitchen and would like to remove a 5 foot section of baseboard heat. The problem is I really can not get access to the pipes from the basement. So what I was thinking of doing was cutting the pipe, above the floor, at both ends and capping them off. First, is this possible?

If not, the only other option I think I have is to again cut the pipes at each end and rerout the pipe to the other side of the wall (which is the inside of the garage.

I did not know if by capping the ends I am messing up the flow of the heating system.

Hopefully this made sense.


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Old 11-17-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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The water circulates through the entire loop, so no, you cannot cap them; you have to maintain the loop. Will you be installing this 5' section elsewhere in the room, or eliminating it? I do not need to know, but simply suggesting that 5' of baseboard heat is a considerable amount to eliminate, so if that is the case, you may want to reassess your options.


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Old 11-17-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
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Well I was planning on eliminating in but will reassess now. Thanks for the information though!
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