Baseboard emitters removal

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Old 07-29-17, 06:07 PM
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Baseboard emitters removal

Hello, I've been in my house for two years - it has non-functioning oil fired baseboard heating (6 zones). The house is heated via heat pumps and pellet stoves. The baseboard heating has not been used in over 10 years fuel line is cut and oil drum has been removed. Furnace is just taking up space and the baseboard heaters are an eye sore. What is the best way to remove the baseboard heaters? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-29-17, 07:31 PM
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That is unfortunate as hot water baseboard is an excellent heating method.

You'd start by disconnecting the water line to the boiler. Then drain the boiler and all the connecting pipes.

You could use a torch at the baseboards to unsolder them from the pipes or just use a hacksaw or reciprocating saw. There may be stubs of pipe coming from the wall that will need to be cut as close as possible to the wall. Any piping in the basement should be easily seen and removed.

When the baseboards are removed from the walls there will be a mess behind them. Holes to be filled and base molding to be installed.

Copper has a high recycling value so save it all and recycle it.
 
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