I am sanding down some older wood tongue and groove wall (turning into wainscoting, chair rail and drywall on top). The cover is off the baseboard heat. If I keep the pipe propped up with the metal hooks can I turn the heat on without the cover? Supposed to be cold in the Northeast this weekend. I don't think I will need heat in this part of the room but just in case it would be good to know. Wood would be an inch or so away from the wood and the vinyl floor. Thoughts?