Relocate a radiator without draining?


Postby ian l » Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:46 am

I have been led to believe that i can relocate a radiator without draining down the system simply by bunging up the header tank and the vent pipe to create a vacuum.

The problem i have is that i can't get my head around the fact that when i cut the VERTICAL pipes that the vacuum will be lost and water will pour out??

Can someone put my mind at rest??

p.s. it is the last radiator on the system, and i am also trying to avoid freezing the pipes.

cheers
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Postby AndyB » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:52 pm

I wouldn't like to move a radiator without draining system
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Postby htg engineer » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:04 pm

I wouldn't chance it, possibility of getting very wet.
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Postby bobplum » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:26 pm

it does work go to a plumbers merchants explain what you want and read the instructions on the back
me personaly i would drain the system that way you can be certain that it safe
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