Removing Baseboard Heating Element Cover without Damaging It or Yourself
By Mark J. Donovan
|On a bathroom remodeling project I needed to remove a section of baseboard heating element cover so that I could slide a bathroom vanity closer to a bathroom wall. The particular section of baseboard heating element cover was only hiding copper pipe and not actually hiding any heating element.
By removing the baseboard heating element cover I was able to more easily and neatly slide in a filler trim piece.
Removing baseboard heating element covers requires a drill and ¼” drill bit, screw gun, safety glasses and some work gloves.
I cut the removed baseboard heating element covers with a jig saw and a metal cutting blade.
A couple words of wisdom. First, always wear work gloves and safety glasses when working with baseboard heating element covers as they are very sharp and can cut you without even realizing it. Second, use screws and a screw gun to reattach the back cover plate to the wall. Using a hammer could cause you to damage the heating element and possibly spring a leak.
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