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    Default Radiator Piping Alteration

    I removed my radiator to retile my floor, but the new floor is a bit higher than the previous floor (within an inch). There radiator is an old cast iron radiator.

    There is a little bit of give in the piping, but not enough to connect the new radiator. Any thoughts on a way to extend the piping under an inch so the radiator can attach? Would a coupling and street elbow work?

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    What you need is a extension coupling. They may be very hard to find. It's item # 13 on this site.
    http://www.hengxinfitting.com/Black-...fittings2.html

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    Thanks a lot John. I noticed that site has a minimum order quantity of 20....do you think this is something that can be found at a local hardware store or just specialty shops. I would think this has to be somewhat common in my area since all of the houses in my location have this type of heat.

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    I would try a plumbing supply. They may have them. If not I'm sure they could order them for you. Even when most heating systems were done in iron pipe they were hard to find.

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    You can always saw some off the legs
    Perception is 3/4 of reality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Hays View Post
    You can always saw some off the legs
    As long as the legs are solid. Some of the newer ones were not. The only sure way to tell is to remove the fitting or plug on the bottom taping and have a look inside there.
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    That was not meant to be a serious solution, though I have seen it done.
    Perception is 3/4 of reality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Hays View Post
    That was not meant to be a serious solution, though I have seen it done.
    I have done it. But I did not feel it was advisable for a DIY to try it.

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    Thanks John.

    As for sawing off the legs, I wasn't going to go down that road. So no worries there.

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