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Re-Using Old HW Radiators on Single Pipe Steam
We're closing on a "new" house shortly, and are going to need a few radiators. The kitchen radiator was removed eons ago, along with a a few others, and the master bedroom radiator is in a terrible location. I was hoping to find one of those 5 column 18-20" radiators to replace it. And I would sort of like a wall mount radiator for the future garage or the basement. Wonder of wonders, some guy two blocks over is selling a whole house full of nice looking cast iron (he converted to scorched air). He has everything I need. I was just blown away to see those massive cast iron shorties. However, I am guessing that these are probably hot water radiators. Are there any conceivable issues using them? The shorty radiators have a goofy connection with two pipes going into one end that I haven't seen before, and I have no idea whether steam is a good idea (or possible) on a 15' long wall radiator. I don't see why not, but I thought I'd seek some expertise.
Any thoughts whether I will be able to use these things would be much appreciated. I've attached a couple pictures to help.
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