replacing steam radiator with radiant floor heating
I live in a 70 year old house that is heated by steam heat via radiators and a boiler. I am remodeling my second floor bathroom which is ~6x9 feet (6x6 feet of which is tiled floor, rest of space is the bathtub). I want to completely remove the radiator and block off the pipe coming from the boiler. In its stead, I want to put in radiant floor heat that is supplied via tubing from a hot water tank in the basement. My question to you is: is this a good idea? My reasons for getting rid of the radiator is 1) it takes up valuable floor space in a small bathroom, and 2) it is ugly, 3) I like radiant heat.
Are there any reasons why I can't remove the radiator pipe to below the floor level and cap it off, or will this somehow mess up the way the heat flows to the other radiators in the house? thanks,