I bought a house that contains water radiator units that were disconnected 10 years ago. I want to replace the hardwood floors and the radiator pipes are in the way.
I want to saw off the radiator pipes, drop them under the sub-floor, and leave the radiator in place (the cost/benefit of removing the radiator is too high).
I sawed off one of the pipes and to my surprise there was a bit of water left over in the pipe. I am worried that if dropping water-containing-pipes under the sub-floor will cause damage to any floor I place on top.
- What is the best/safest way to remove the radiator pipes?
- Is there any harm to leaving the pipes with water under the sub-floor?
- Is it worth having a professional plumber take a look?