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    Question Cast Iron Baseboard Radiator

    Removing this from my kitchen I want to save it for future use. Looking at the backside near the top, I see the sections that are bolted together. The bottom part where the water runs through have tight close fitting seams.
    How are these seams held together? Am I able to remove a section to use a shorter run?

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    They use press nipples, which are tapered on both sides and the bolts draw the sections together. shorting one is a hit or miss proposition and depends a lot on the condition of the nipples

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    Thank you Peter...
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    Remove the bolts and "wiggle" the section and it will come apart, but you will normally need new push nipples since yours will have been compressed by the original installation and MAY not reseal if you reuse them.

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    Ahh - okay! Thanks...
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