Cast Iron Radiator modification

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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        I have American Radiators in my house mid 1930’s. I need to remove three sections of a radiator so that it fits better in my kitchen. Does anyone know how this is done and what special tools are needed?
        Thanks in advance for your help

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        Avatar photoRetired plbg1

          If the radiator is steam then you have slip nipples which you nee to diconnect and get some good wide wood wedges and lay rad. down flat and put wedge between fins. by each nipple and hammer them even until they spread apart. Has to be even are they wedge. If it is hot water dothe same but where valve is you need to take out. First thing you have to buy a radiator tool that fits inside the nipples and a 24″ pipe wrench and maybe a cheater. and lots of muscle. You might think of getting a price to do this work because the nipples inside the radiator have right hand thread on one end and left hand thread on other end, if you cross them you will have a leak.

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        • #294890
          Avatar photomikeinpa

            If you remove three sections you may not have enough to heat your kitchen.

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