Radiator Piping Alteration

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  1. JXD355

    JXD355 New Member

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    I removed my radiator to retile my floor, but the new floor is a bit higher than the previous floor (within an inch). There radiator is an old cast iron radiator.

    There is a little bit of give in the piping, but not enough to connect the new radiator. Any thoughts on a way to extend the piping under an inch so the radiator can attach? Would a coupling and street elbow work?

    Thanks
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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  3. JXD355

    JXD355 New Member

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    Thanks a lot John. I noticed that site has a minimum order quantity of 20....do you think this is something that can be found at a local hardware store or just specialty shops. I would think this has to be somewhat common in my area since all of the houses in my location have this type of heat.
  4. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    I would try a plumbing supply. They may have them. If not I'm sure they could order them for you. Even when most heating systems were done in iron pipe they were hard to find.

    John
  5. nhmaster3015

    nhmaster3015 Master Plumber

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    You can always saw some off the legs :)
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    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    As long as the legs are solid. Some of the newer ones were not. The only sure way to tell is to remove the fitting or plug on the bottom taping and have a look inside there.
    John
  7. nhmaster3015

    nhmaster3015 Master Plumber

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    That was not meant to be a serious solution, though I have seen it done.
  8. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    I have done it. But I did not feel it was advisable for a DIY to try it.

    John
  9. JXD355

    JXD355 New Member

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    Thanks John.

    As for sawing off the legs, I wasn't going to go down that road. So no worries there.
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