How do I remove this radiator cover?

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With the temperature so hot here in Austin, TX over the 105 degree marks I have had issues with the truck overheating. I have gotten a new water pump installed, a thermostat, had the radiator flush and my...

Hello marie, yes this summer has been so very hot...Couple of things i will suggest for your S-10. When you said, radiator flush, was the radiator removed & rodded out, or just a simple do it yourself flush? If it's clogged internally, a flush will not clean a 14 year old radiator. I would consider replacing it, if that is the case.
Also, in Texas, you don't need a high temp thermostat, like the orginal.
I would install one that opens at no higher than 180 degrees... Make sure your air conditioning condensor and radiator are clean on the outside as well, no bugs, dirt & debris so air will flow freely through to cool. Make sure the fan clutch is good shape & working properly.
Use a good clean mixture of 50/50 coolant to water filled to...

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There are a number of occasions when removing the radiator would make life very easy indeed. Decorating, replacing the floor or skirting boards, flushing the central heating out.

Its not a hard job, and providing you take adequate precautions, not a messy one either.

Every radiator has two valves, one to let the water in and one to let out again. Mostly the valves will be as shown below. One valve will be operational in that it actually turns the spindle to open or shut the valve. This one is called the wheelhead valve. The other is generally a white, cone shaped cover which simply pulls off to reveal the spindle underneath. This one is called the lockshield.

A third variety is getting more and more common now and that is the thermostatic valve. The principle is the same. If the valves are off, no water can come from the pipes, the radiator is isolated.
Pull off the locksheild head (sometimes there is a little grub screw holding it on) and, using a small...

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After a long time, though, your radiator may be starting to make noise as the air blows through it, or perhaps you simply feel the cover is a little outdated. These are indicators that it is time to remove the radiator cover - either for cleaning purposes or to replace it entirely. .

Ensure that the radiator is switched off and unplugged.

Remove the trim that covers each side of the radiator. If these pieces are screwed into place, use the screwdriver to remove them. Otherwise a small crowbar can be used to pry them out.

Remove the fasteners that hold the inlet bezels into place. An inlet bezel is the porous cover of your radiator that allows air to come...

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There are two ways of flushing a radiator, either getting a plumber in to professionally power flush your whole central heating system, or doing it yourself and flushing a radiator manually. If you choose the second option then you will need to know how to remove a radiator.

When a radiator is full of sludge then the contents can make this job very messy so ensure that you’re fully prepared to clean up any spills but don’t let this put you off as if you do it right then you shouldn’t have a problem. Other items you will need are:

1. Preparation

Make sure that you’ve turned your central heating off and let it cool down as you don’t want to be dealing with hot water when emptying the radiator. Next place the old sheets and towels under the radiator and especially beneath the valves and around the pipes coming through the floorboards.

2. Turn off the valves

Next you will need to isolate the radiator by turning off the valves on each end. First turn...

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Once the end caps are off on each side, you'll need to lift the baseboard off the hooks that secure it in place. There will be three hooks on each baseboard radiator: The first and second will be on each end, and the third is located right smack in the middle. The photo here shows a hook under our baseboard cover. Keep in mind, your hooks may look very different.

To lift the cover entirely off each radiator grill, you'll need to push up on the bottom hook (as shown on the right) with one... hand while lifting the cover off with the other. If there's another adult in the house, call them all so they can help you with this tricky task.

Once the cover has been released from one hook, move on to the next one. FYI, as we mentioned earlier, you may find a disgusting dusty mess behind your baseboard radiator covers.

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It's relatively simple to remove a radiator. You don't need to turn off the boiler but I would suggest leaving the heating off for a bit beforehand otherwise the water will be hot inside the radiator.

You must bare in mind that there are a few things that could go wrong as your not a fully qualified plumber so preparation is key.

If the valves for example are letting by which is not uncommon to will have no choice but to drain the entire system.

Another problem could be that the radiator has been installed with no play in the pipework so removing it may be difficult without removing the valves .... again this would be a full system drain down

Anyhow, dismissing these scenarios simple turn off both valves (lockshield will require an adjustable spanner). Then open the bled valve/nipple catching the water in a small beaker etc. Once this slows down and stops the radiator is now ready to drain

Open the nut on one of the valves slowly until water comes...

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Hello Lyndie1126!

Most paints are not designed to withstand much more than average daily temperatures.

Since your radiators might generate above average heat, I wanted to add several recommendations.

After you remove any flaking, create a strong base for your paint using Rust-Oleum High Heat Primer; rated for 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Primer is like double-stick tape ... it grabs the metal surface and then gives your paint a surface it can cling to easily.

Then you can use one of the other high heat paints to complete your project:

1) Rust-Oleum High Heat Flat Black, which withstands 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit; or

2) Rust-Oleum High Heat Grill Paint, which withstands 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and comes in white, black and several other colors.

All of these high heat products are specifically designed for metal and will withstand almost any temperature your radiator can...

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Use small wood nails to nail the trim to the front of the cover. You want to make sure that the trim creates a little bit of a lip -- this ensures that the radiator will be held in place in the future.

Don't worry about the corners completely touching -- these can be filled in with wood glue.

For the base board, measure and cut the trim to fit inside the trim that runs along the front of the radiator cover, like the photo above. These pieces should fit flush with the edges, creating a nice rectangular inset.

This is what the radiator cover will look like once you've nailed your trim to the front. You can also choose to run some trim along the side of the radiator cover, like I chose to do here. This gives it a more custom look, and really finishes off the...

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A radiator cover is there to protect the inside of the radiator and to help distribute the air evenly. After a long time, though, your radiator may be starting to make noise as the air blows through it, or perhaps you simply feel the cover is a little outdated. These are indicators that it is time to remove the radiator cover - either for cleaning purposes or to replace it entirely.

Ensure that the radiator is switched off and unplugged.

Remove the trim that covers each side of the radiator. If these pieces are screwed into place, use the screwdriver to remove them. Otherwise a small crowbar can be used to pry them out.

Remove the fasteners that hold the inlet bezels into place. An inlet bezel is the porous cover of your radiator that allows air to come...

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