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.
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.