How can I move / switch NYC apartment radiators?
December 26, 2012 4:13 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have experience with, or know how to, switch radiators between two different rooms in the same apartment (in NYC)?
posted by NYC-BB to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
I have what appear to be your basic NYC floor radiators in my apartment, but it seems they were originally placed incorrectly. The one in the small bedroom is huge, and the one in the large living room is tiny.
Just by looking at them, I can see that the coupling is the same. I was guessing that I could (1) turn them off via the knob, (2) wait, (3) use a monkey wrench to loosen them, and (4) switch them.
Is this insanity? Is this even a safe DIY project?
PS - These are the "one tube coming in, air vent on opposite side" radiators, not the "one tube from floor on one side, one tube on the other side". They look very much like this: http://efalls.us/rules_files/image004.jpg