|Posted by Mike McCormick on September 02, 19100 at 21:44:52:|
I want to remove a small 18" cat iron Hot Water radiator from the upper floor of a two family house.
When I went into the basement I shut down the system and turned off the valve that feeds the upper floors.
Plus, I turned off the radiator's valve and the valve on the only other radiator on that run.
The water will not stop draining. Where is it coming from. I noticed that the system had no return loop on the line so it dead-ended after it feeds the other (last)radiators on that line.
I have been told so many things that I am lost. Some say I cannot just cap the two stubs (supply and return)and must run a line connecting them.
That dozen make sense as I have had that radiator shut-off for two years and that is basically capping it to a lesser extent.
Others, with no explation, say I need a plumber for such a job.
Everything is shut off!
After 25 years in building construction, I thought I could handle this. I changed dozens of steam radiators in my other homes.
Please help me out before the heat has to be turned back on in Oct.
Thanks in advance Mike Mc
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