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Old 02-04-2019, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I hope I am posting this in the appropriate section. My wife and I recently purchased a home built in 1901. We love it but it needs a bunch of work. We are redoing the bathroom and are wanting to delete the radiator pictured below. It doesn’t put off much heat and is not needed for the warmth. Anyway, I am guessing I need to drain the system before I remove it, correct? The radiator is on the main floor and the are radiators on the second floor that use the same pipes. I also have located the pipes that lead to the radiator and am guessing I need to cap these. The pipe measures 1.75 I am wanting to plug it with a threaded adapter. Is this a simple project or should I hire this out? I am very handy but this boiler system looks to be from the dark ages and don’t want to mess anything up. Thanks for the help!! Ben
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A home owner messing with steam?

Too bad the last name wasn't readman, he would have seen professionals only here.
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That's not a steam radiator. Hydronic set up.
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That's not a steam radiator. Hydronic set up.
Don't see radiators in the south other than 100 yr old buildings with steam radiators.
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that will unbalance the system and nothing will work, better hire a licensed plumber before you screw it all up and it will cost big $$ to fix your hacking it up..
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I'd leave the radiator there, it gives the home a charming look.

But do follow the advice that was given; you'd better hire a qualified licensed plumbing & heating man to help. Boilers are not to be trifled with.
Hire a licensed master plumber.
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