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Removal of baseboard heat(forced hot water)


Finishing my basement and there is a 8' section of baseboard heat(forced hot water)that I need to move 2 1/2" away from the wall to put a finished wall behind the baseboard heat. Can you help me with the way to drain the line , remove the section and refill the line with water when done.

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Posted 2011-11-28T21:13:25+0000  by Bobby7226 Bobby7226

Hopefully there was a shut off valve installed when the heater was installed.  If there was just shut of the valve and you should be good.  


If there are no shut off valve you will probably need to drain the system before removing the heater.  Since it is in your basement  the heater is at the lowest point of the system and most of the water will drain out when you cut the system open.


If you are not really good with plumbing then I would recommend getting professional help. 

Posted 2011-11-29T14:31:45+0000  by JimRuss0539
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