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Ben1965
can it be done?
Ben1965

I have a 2 family house that has a riser pipe leading from the basement to the second floor. It is about a 2" wide pipe. It provides heat to the entry hallway. I was wondering if possible to cut that pipe and make a connection for a steam baseboard radiator to provide a little more heat . Would it be possible to say the pipe and make a connection to that pipe without removing the full pipe and causing it to be a major repair.:confused:

dj1
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dj1

Do you know what kind of pipe it is?

Metal? Copper? Cast Iron? Iron?

Ben1965
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Ben1965

I believe the pipe is iron or cast iron. It is the original pipe used from when the home was built.

Ben1965
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Ben1965
dj1 wrote:

Do you know what kind of pipe it is?

Metal? Copper? Cast Iron? Iron?

I believe the pipe is cast iron. It is the original pipe when the house was built in 1940's. I was wondering if it could be cut and threaded in the vertical position and then make an attachment to a steam radiator.

Sombreuil_mongrel
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Sombreuil_mongrel

If you wanted to get more heat off of the existing 2" pipe, try adding some heat-exchanger fins to it. The more area it has the more heat it will sink off. If the pipe has paint on it, that is insulating the pipe and limiting heat exchange.
Cutting into a pipe like that has so many potential pitfalls it can't/oughtn't be tacked in an on-line forum. I have never heard of threading a large pipe in place, presumably right against a wall; it would have to be unscrewed at both ends and taken out to thread on a proper pipe-threading machine.
Casey

bill
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bill

Lets start on the right foot before going off on all different directions.
1) what type of heating system do you have?
2) if you have steam is it one pipe or two pipe?

once these are answered then we can start.

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