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Old hot water baseboard

clammy
clammy Member Posts: 3,092
It could be kompak which was used alot in this area or maybe edwards which came out of the bulter area but i believe they are no longer producing baseboard,If in the north jersy ,bergen,rockland county area try Ral supply in suffern ,or henry,s plumbing and heating in hawthorne they may be able to help you ,if not down load the free heat lose calc from slant fin and do a heat lose on the room in question .I am familar with the way alot of bi levels where done in that time frame 1/2 supply and returns to all baseboard they where saving money on the copper most work ok but have ran into some that when it got cold would have a hard time maintaining or hold temp peace and good luckclammy
R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
NJ Master HVAC Lic.
Mahwah, NJ
Specializing in steam and hydronic heating

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  • John_130
    John_130 Member Posts: 3
    Old hot water baseboard

    I'm trying to identify some old baseboard heating. To my best estimate, it's from around 1960. It has a 1/2" feed that feeds the convector in 2 spots( one high and one low), and both the feed and return have bleed ports. The cabinet is heavier gauge steel and has a damper. Overall size is aprox 10" high and 4" wide and also has a gray finish. It's on a Mono-Flo system. Looking for ratings and any other info. The job is in Northern NJ near NY border, that may help to identify the supplier or manufacturer.
  • Ken_40
    Ken_40 Member Posts: 1,320
    More info...

    Like:
    1) the actual dimension of the aluminum fin inside the cabinet.
    2) The boiler brand, if say S/F, may implie S/F HWBB?
    3) The method/material used to prevent the fins from "raking/creaking" accross the brackets (typically nylon and each manufacturer having a unique "glide'"
    4) The fins per inch count.
    5) A close up picture of the element with the front panle off.
    6) A close up picture of the end cover.

    We can get this info. Of some note, Weil McLain made a lot of HWBB in northern NJ. Between Ridgewood Supply, Nutley H&C, and WA Birdsall, tons of W/M HWBB is in the 'hood. We also saw a lot of Hadyn, Slant Fin, and Edwards in north Jersey.
  • John_130
    John_130 Member Posts: 3


    > It could be kompak which was used alot in this

    > area or maybe edwards which came out of the

    > bulter area but i believe they are no longer

    > producing baseboard,If in the north jersy

    > ,bergen,rockland county area try Ral supply in

    > suffern ,or henry,s plumbing and heating in

    > hawthorne they may be able to help you ,if not

    > down load the free heat lose calc from slant fin

    > and do a heat lose on the room in question .I am

    > familar with the way alot of bi levels where done

    > in that time frame 1/2 supply and returns to all

    > baseboard they where saving money on the copper

    > most work ok but have ran into some that when it

    > got cold would have a hard time maintaining or

    > hold temp peace and good luckclammy



  • John_130
    John_130 Member Posts: 3
    Hot water base board

    Thanks Clammy and Ken for the input. I forgot about Edwards and Weil Mclean. As far as the old boiler, this is my own home, and the old boiler that I inherited with the house was an old Coal boiler that had been initially set up to burn oil, and then had a Wayne gas job stuck in it. Anyway, about 15 years ago when we bought the house, I riped it out and stuck in a Hydro Therm HC125 that I had left over from a job. Been working fine for years, but with the current Natural Gas prices,I might go (against my better judgement) to a more high teck unit. I'm trying to get a better picture on the true heating requirement based on the existing radiation. With the dual feed to the convector, I've been experamenting with about 800BTUH / ft at 190 degrees. I'll take a photo and post it and check with the folks at Ridgewood.
  • SpeyFitter
    SpeyFitter Member Posts: 422
    Class 'A' Gas Fitter - Certified Hydronic Systems Designer - Journeyman Plumber
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