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    Default Cutting Old Painted Cast Iron Radiators

    We upgraded to Gas Forced Heat and removed our old Boiler system and now have 2 large radiators upstairs that are too heavy to carry down the stairs and we can't get them apart with the tool. IS there a good blade that will cut it up so we can take it apart?

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    If they have long rods that hold the sections together, cut them and the sections will come apart with a cold chisel and a hammer. If they don't have the rods the sections still come apart with a chisel and hammer.

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    We tried to use a sawzaw but it wouldn't cut them.. we don't know what will cut them..they are the long bars. What kind of saw or blade will cut through them?

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    A picture of the radiator would help us decide what you have to do, since there is more than one way they could be assembled.

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    Here is a pic of the radiators=they are not connected to anything-the other one is right behind the front one.
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    Around here people are paying good money for radiators like that. I don't know what it weighs but it looks easier to move than a refrigerator/freezer. Maybe you just need some stronger helpers.

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    Default Radiators

    They weigh atleast 700lbs. We had 7 strong guys & couldn't lift it..and it's upstairs and it would have to be turned or lifted above the railing to go down our stairs because there is a turn in our stairs so it has to be taken apart. If you know of anyone around Central Indiana that would be interested, let me know.

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    Those do not appear to have "drawbolts" so they were assembled with left/right nipples. Break the sections with a hammer to divide it into smaller pieces.

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