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recessed cast-iron ala Gov-Ray, Burnham radiant

Elias Member Posts: 22
Thanks, thanks, thanks!

Here I am scratching my head, thinking about straight and "regular" angle valves, and there is the answer, right in the Durst catalog, the convector angle valve...thanks for jump starting my poor poor brain!


  • Elias
    Elias Member Posts: 22

    I am considering installing a few of the cast iron radiator/convectors made by Governale as "Gov-ray", and/or the Burnham equivalent, which they call "Radiant". I have a few questions to tack onto the wall. One, and this may be answered by a trip to the supply house tomorrow to see one "in person", is that looking at the dimensional drawings (which can be seen at governale or burnham's site), there seems to not be very much room for a valve underneath there. I figure that the drawings refer to the dimensions of the enclosure, and that inside there is a bit more vertical room.

    Would this radiator be appropriate for one-pipe steam? With the connections on the inside, it seems inevitable that the condensate would end up showering down onto the incoming steam, at least somewhat. Of course, I know that they can peacefully co-exist in a properly-sized riser, what I guess I am looking for is some thoughts on how these have worked for people out in the field, you know, that "real world" we end up in sometimes...

    Oh yes, governaleindustries.com is their website...Burnham's is (drum roll) burnham.com (It can be awfully slow!).
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    recessed convector

    They work well on one pipe steam & if roughed out properly there is ample room for a convector valve
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    conv. valve

    set convector, install nipple & elbow in bottom tapping & pipe to it using conv. valve as right angle coming out of floor
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