Radiator Cover problem - any ideas??

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Forum topic by Kwit posted 02-04-2017 12:57 AM 357 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2017 12:57 AM

Hi All

I have a client who wants built-ins. One of my issues is a radiator that is flush to the existing wainscotting – it barely protrudes 3/4” from the wall. The wainscotting looks to be made of standard 1x – and a chair rail top trim.

I am worried about making anything too deep to cover it up , even with a grill and insulating/sheeting the cavity in the built-in .

I think the maximum I could go here is about 16” deep on the base cabinets – and 12” bookshelves on top

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#1 posted 02-04-2017 05:44 PM

I think the right way would be move the radiator. PITA job and probably expensive but that’s up to the client.


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#2 posted 02-04-2017 07:31 PM

If it’s electric it wouldn’t be tough to move – if it’s water ask the customer to get a price from a plumber to move it. If you’re deconstructing that trim anyway it should be pretty simple.

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