How to Temporarily remove a radiator for interior decorating
Hmmm... looks like this place could do with a lick of paint. If you are decorating, you may want to remove the radiator to decorate behind it. Not sure how to do it? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to temporarily remove a radiator for interior decorating.
You Will Need:
* Some old rags
* A jug
* A large bowl
* A screwdriver
* And a spanner
The water in the radiator will be very dirty so, if possible, roll back the floorcovering before you start. Then shut off both valves, turning them clockwise with your hand or an adjustable spanner. Remember the number of turns needed to close it, so that later you can reopen it by the same amount.
Unscrew the cap-nut that keeps the valve attached to the adaptor in the end of the radiator. Hold the jug under the joint and open the bleed valve slowly to let the water drain out. Transfer the water from the jug to the bowl, and continue doing this until no more water can be drained off.
Unscrew the cap-nut that keeps the other valve attached to the radiator, lift the radiator free from its wall brackets, and drain any remaining water into the bowl. If you're going to decorate the wall, unscrew the brackets.
To replace the radiator, screw the brackets back in place, then re-hang the radiator and tighten the cap-nuts on both valves. Close the bleed valve and reopen both radiator valves. Last of all, bleed the air from the radiator.