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Posted by Vicki on May 21, 2006 at 04:39:03:
I recently had 3/4 inch wood flooring installed on top of existing floor. The installer offered to lift the radiators with a crowbar the 3/4 inch higher but there was not enough give in the pipes. In a way I was glad because I didnt want to mess with the pitch. Reading this forum answered my question about raising the radiators. Extention couplings! Thank you SO much!! My house was built in the early 1920's. I have a one-pipe steam heat system with large cast iron radiators. I was able to remove all 8 radiators and 7 valves. (one was too stubborn so I left it) They are now in the garage waiting to be cleaned and repainted. There must be 10 layers of paint on them. If the radiators are taken down to bare metal, does a primer need to be applied? What is the best kind of paint to use on them?
Also, the new flooring has been installed tight against the pipe coming up from the basement.
Is that ok or should there be some space?
I would appreciate any advise. Thanks!
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