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My first radiator install with pictures =)

the way things should be! BTW- What ever happened to your wall-rad project?<BR><BR>Dave


  • Daniel_3
    Daniel_3 Member Posts: 543

    The PO's had taken this rad out of the foyer to connect a rad in the newly finished attic. This created an issue with the heatloss in the foyer on cold winters when the door was opened. I plan to re-pipe the attic rad when s tee is installed around the same area on the main. It made a big difference in the foyer and all the way upstairs to have that rad back in it's home again. I could only feed the branch beginning with a 45 to avoid cutting into a joist and then I just used another 45 at the foundation. It works great!
  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson Member Posts: 174

    Beautiful radiator.

    I see you put it in before you finished painting the wall. That's the kind of thing I do.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928

    Looks just like the old way. Nice job!

    A bit off topic, but that's an odd sub? floor. Looks like "beadboard" commonly used for porch ceilings, vertical wainscotting, etc.
  • Jim Bennett
    Jim Bennett Member Posts: 607

    radiator finish. I like that glossy look. Paint or Powder coat?
    Jim Bennett
  • Daniel_4
    Daniel_4 Member Posts: 5

    Rust-Oleum glossy white, one coat did the job. Of course there's a spot or two that need a touch more. I will find a place for those wall rads soon Jim. Won't forget what you did for me. . .
  • Daniel_4
    Daniel_4 Member Posts: 5

    I'm doing a new boiler this summer and will tie in some new tees for two to three more branches for more rads and will find a place for them then. I am trying to be as patient as I can though =)
  • Daniel_4
    Daniel_4 Member Posts: 5

    Yup . . .I am actually choosing anew color and well, the radiator was more important to me than color choice. I am so selfish sometimes . .
  • Daniel_4
    Daniel_4 Member Posts: 5

    Tongue and groove pine was the mainstay for floors in my area in central MA in the 1920's. Most of the homes around here with hardwoods were installed in such a way. I couldn't tell you the size since I never measured but the sub floor and red oak on top together measure about 2 inches thick! Boy I love old homes!
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