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While you want to change your interior (move your furniture, repaint a wall, blow up a partition...) here you face a major difficulty: the location of radiators is no longer appropriate. We must then change their disposition. Move a radiator, our practical advice.

Move a radiator

Move a radiator

How to move an electric heater?

1. Disconnect the electric heater
Start by turning off the power. You can then disconnect the electrical cables from the radiator installed in the wall box of the unit.

Our advice: manipulating an electrical installation is not within the reach of all the do-it-yourselfers. For your safety and that of the people in your home, do not hesitate to call in a professional electrician.

2. Draw the new electrical circuit
A new electrical circuit is drawn where the radiator will be installed.

3. Conceal the electrical connection
The electrical connection of your radiator will probably have nothing aesthetic. To conceal it, two solutions are possible here:

  • install a plastic cover;
  • bleed into the wall (a solution that is harder to implement but much more effective).

4. Connect the electric radiator
All that remains is to install the radiator at its new location, connect it to the electrical circuit and reconnect the power.

How to move a water heater?

1. Bleed the water radiator
To do this, first cut off the water supply and place a container just below the drain cock. Open slowly to let the water in the radiator drain.

Once the fillet of water seems to have completely dried up, close the tap and reopen the water supply.

2. Move the radiator

Caution: a water heater is usually very heavy. Do not hesitate to contact a professional to help you move and make the connections.


  • remove the radiator wall connections;
  • unscrew the connection kit (radiator inlet and outlet pipes). If the radiator is not equipped with a kit, it is then necessary to cut the pipes.
  • reassemble the radiator at its new location and replace the connections. In the absence of a connection kit, the latter will be done using welds.
  • reconnect the water and bleed the radiator again.

Video Instruction: Moving A Radiator Across A Room