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    The existing cast iron baseboasd is too long for my bathroom. I am thinking separate it. Anybody has experience about this? how hard it is. If I cannot make it shorter, can I install it vertically?
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    Re: cast iron baseboard

    You can tale it apart but all your going to find is 2 bushings. You need to have an end with threads to put on it. So I would say no you cant make it shorter.
    As far as putting it vertically you can but you will need a bleeder at the top and make sure your return is out the top and supply in the bottom.
    Call around to some heating places and see id they have a smaller one on hand and trade it with them.
    Charlie

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      Re: cast iron baseboard

      Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
      Call around to some heating places and see id they have a smaller one on hand and trade it with them.
      That's a good idea!

      Do you have a good way to join two sections without that special clamp? I will replace the electric heating with the same weil-mclain cast iron baseboard in my living room soon.

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        Re: cast iron baseboard

        Originally posted by thisnewowner View Post
        That's a good idea!

        Do you have a good way to join two sections without that special clamp? I will replace the electric heating with the same weil-mclain cast iron baseboard in my living room soon.
        The clamp tool speeds up the process but is not absolutely necessary. Be sure the mating sections are clean and that you use new bushings. I use a little Permatex on the bushings. Place face down on a flat surface and block with a 2x4 while tapping together with a heavy sledge hammer. If there's a gap it's not tight enough. Finish with new carriage bolts.

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          Re: cast iron baseboard

          If you strike out at the heating suppliers, try a salvage yard if there any near by. They may have some taken in as salvage from a demo project.

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            Re: cast iron baseboard

            I have also used a jack by putting it against a wall and a 2x4 on another wall with the jack. Works well
            Charlie

            My seek the peek fundraiser page
            http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


            http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

            new work pictures 12/09
            http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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