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1940's Bathroom Remodel | How To Remove A Radiator | THE HANDYMAN |

I'm gonna give this intro from another

bathroom remodel that I'm currently

working on today give me a quick sneak

peek in case you're one of the few

people who don't have Instagram I've

been uploading videos every couple days

of the progress of this bathroom remodel

got all the shower tile done working on

the floor tile I'm going to be doing the

shower pan tile actually all the tile

has to be in today so that I can go out

tomorrow this video isn't about this

bathroom it's about the bathroom i

remodeled a few months ago there were a

lot of questions and comments regarding

shark bites in the last video I'm going

to do a shark bite specific video along

with pecs

along with ABS see PVC and PVC in the

near future sometime in this video

series it just has to be addressed

I've done quite a bit of research on

these products and why there is some

people who don't like them and what I

found is there's very very few people

that don't like them those few are just

quite vocal on social media if you have

any questions on the removal of this

radiator feel free to put them in the

comment section I'll read them hopefully

I'll get to answer them if I don't

answer them someone else might be able

to answer them also can't believe how

cool this octagon tile looks this thing

looks really really cool once I get the

white on the curb and this all in and

grouted its gonna look super cool what

do you guys think you like the black

floor ok today is a short day knock on


my my schedule is just this

I got a drain the system down so the

water level gets Oh quite a bit below

these pipes because they gotta go

the ceiling cut a hole to cap this one

off this one here is easily accessible

from the basement to cap off but yeah

this thing's got to go now I'm in the

basement this is the expansion tank this

is the believ this is the pressure

regulator we're gonna shut this off here

this is the water supply to the boiler

here so now that that is off I have to

see if we can open this up hopefully

this works there we go starting to get

some water

there's get oh geez it's not too bad so

let that drain which is surprising how

clean that water looks usually it's

gonna come out rusty Brown so that leads

me to believe that the the owners have

kept up with their maintenance on

draining it down and filling it back up

once or probably once a year getting all

the rust out pretty nasty in there this

here is a radiator key and even your

your baseboard hot water also has this

now that's air going in as the water is

going out so like I said the idea is to

get the water level to come all the way

down and quite a bit below that level of

these pipes because I have to cap this

off at about the level that the main run

is that that goes around the house now I

gotta cut a hole in the ceiling here to

access the water line that goes to the

radiator I don't like doing but do what

you got to do you got to get it capped

off it's like a fill the water back up

and these people have heat tonight so

I'm going to use my extension poles

you've seen these a lot of my videos

just to contain the dust off of the

light fixtures

and sync and things like that this is a

drop ceiling there is lap and plaster

above the drop so who knows what this is

made of it's got some sort of plastering

goop on the ceiling and it goes this way

okay that is the pipe is painted red and

you can see the original plaster ceiling

up there and ideally I would put a cap

right on the end of those threads there

to the right of your screen where that

elbow is so that's the game plan


my nerd ripich nothing to concern there

you go this is the one that's in the

seal in the ceiling and it's about 14 16

inches long so I'm gonna grab a hold of

it up here and see if I can back it out

what do you think it's gonna work

usually it doesn't look work when

they're this long you want to get it's

close to the actual threads it's

possible but


oh hell that's in pretty good condition

now this section of pipe I can access

and just use my saw saw and cut it all

out but I need to get this this shutoff

off before it can go down

this slips off I'll be smashing this

light wall that threads are looking nice

and clean no corrosion or rust that's on

my cap so good very strange my cap we'll

throw it on there nicely not much later

leaked on this light bulb on there you

know this red pipe is the heater pipe

teflon tape and a cap here is here's a

close-up of the other side so I will cut

right here then unscrew this pipe and

unscrew this angle and this little stub

here is where I'll be screwing on the

cap I'll be cutting away from the water


and that typically does happen

there it is capped off okay time to fill

it back up yes crack this open it's

gonna be a long process going slow I'm

starting with the farthest radiator away

from the boiler this is the air bleeder

so air is going out as water is coming

in you're gonna take a while but every

radiator has to get bled out like this I

posted some pictures of me removing the

radiator on Instagram and there were

quite a few comments and discussion

about removing install filling up and

bleeding so I'm going to add a little

bit more information on the boiler

system you're gonna have a gauge similar

to this some of them have a sight glass

for water so you know when to turn the

water off this one has an automatic feed

with a an automatic pressure gage one

thing you want to look at is this you

can see that there is a little Sharpie

mark on the the gage here for the

pressure and the temperature and 20 psi

is a good hot psi if you get up above 30

your pressure relief valve is going to

start leaking that's gonna be pretty

common across most boilers under 30 is

what you want your psi and 160 is about

a good temperature of of the water in

the boiler you get up to 180 and

of 200 that's creeping up on the danger

area when you first fill it up bleed all

the air you're going to turn it on and

you got to watch your gauge come all the

way up to here and you're also going to

watch this one