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Dining Room Rad

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It's mine now--just have to drive 800 miles one way to get it.

Am I correct in seeing small rods running across? A <I>sizable</I> dining room radiator? Anyone know who made?

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  • Bruce Stevens
    Bruce Stevens Member Posts: 133
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    Well Mike

    it looks like rods running across but then again it could be a fragment of my imagination.
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
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    Is that called a pantry radiator

    I've seen a similar one, but narrower here in Springfield.

    Can you really drive 1600 miles for the cost of having it shipped?

    There are companies that will pick up vehicles, drive them across the country and drop them at your door for 500 bucks, or less.

    I would think a moving or freight company could get that to a truck terminal near you for 2-300 bucks?

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  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    "Hot closet" or "dining room radiators" are the names I've seen.

    Mixed feelings about the drive. I need a break and at least I can take two different routes of about the same distance.

    It's 30 or so miles from a town of any size. I'll try again to find someone to pickup, palletize and deliver to a common carrier.
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
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    You might try e-bay for a shipper

    they seem to be able to "move" just about anything.

    I have a friend that works for a logistics company. I tell him what it is, where it is, and where I need it. Within a day he has a price.

    His wife works at a supply house I frequent. All I do is back up to the dock over there and the "piece" magically appears at the destination, within a week.

    Not unlike the tank I sent you, or a large Parker boiler I sent to Dave in CT a while back.

    This country is crawling with empty 18 wheelers. Shipping post holes doesn't pay too well. You just need to find the "link" to those empty trailers ;) That's what his company specializes in.

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  • Glenn Sossin_2
    Glenn Sossin_2 Member Posts: 592
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    George Forman precursor

    You stick a sandwich in the compartment with some cheese while the heats on, close the door for a few minutes and ....wahlah
  • Daniel_3
    Daniel_3 Member Posts: 543
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    You finally found a nice one for your wife Mike. Hope you can fit a nice size turkey in there for T-giving =)
  • Bill W@Honeywell
    Bill W@Honeywell Member Posts: 164
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    Must have come from an old mansion...

    Those things are as rare as hen's teeth. Glad you got it, Mike. Please post pix after restoration & installation.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    Will do. Sure hope it's sizable as I can make it fit as is, but aesthetically it will be too large. EDR is very similar to the original rad (I was unable to repair and used a replacement about 3/5 the size).

    Photo isn't very good but from what I can enhance and make out, the finish looks original and pristine. If it is original and in decent shape, I'll leave as is since the "bronzing" is probably gold based and should last forever.

    I've only seen two of those installed (both in tour mansions) and have only seen one other for sale (on ebay about 7 years ago). I bid $1,000 on it as well, but it sold for nearly $2,000--it too was "pickup only". Am a bit surprised nobody else bid.
  • Patrick North
    Patrick North Member Posts: 84
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    Wow!

    And I was halfway hoping I could swoop in and get it for a song if no one else bid! (It's a MUCH shorter drive for me!) But I've got more than enough on my restoration plate- glad somebody got it who'll really do right by it. Next time I'm going to have to keep those ebay finds under my hat! Post pix when it's installed.
    Patrick North
  • Mike

    There were various companies making these way back when. Here is a scan out of an old American Radiator book.

    I was involved in a job several years ago in Delaware where a house was being converted to hot water from two pipe steam using the existing recessed radiators. The Dining Room had three of these and the home owner was intent on reusing them. Problem was that they don't have top connections. Contractor was considering drilling and tapping eack section and putting in loops. Because the rooms had 12" deep walls for pocket doors, I suggested building recesses lined with reflective tin and installing conventional radiators back in the recesses and installing these in front of them with false stubouts through the floor to make them look like they were installed. They look like original and the heat for the room radiates through them from the real radiators in behind.

    Glenn Stanton

    Manager of Technical Development

    Burnham Hydronics

    U.S. Boiler Co., Inc.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    The photo is blurry, but I'm positive I see the tops (including below the chamber) connected. Seller tells me that it's still connected to the system. Definitely connected at both ends; the valve looks like a standard water valve and the other end looks like a standard union el.

    Am almost positive I've seen the design on the doors somewhere but can't find it now.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    I have too much on the restoration plate as well, but just couldn't pass this up.
  • Mike

    Yours does appear to have the upper nipples. The three in Delaware did not though!

    Glenn Stanton

    Manager of Technical Development

    Burnham Hydronics

    U.S. Boiler Co., Inc.
  • Daniel_3
    Daniel_3 Member Posts: 543
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    I agree. I have seen that circular pattern somewhere before and it doesn't seem to be a A&R co. rad.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    Just heard from the seller and it's currently connected to a functioning hot water system, there are small rods running across and to her knowledge the finish is original.

    It just may be the "Action Comics #1" of radiators...

    Thanks to the original poster for the heads up. It didn't come up with my standard "radiator +iron" title search at ebay and I would have missed.
  • Daniel_3
    Daniel_3 Member Posts: 543
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    Hmmm . . water. You know that rad will be nice and clean if it was used as water for so many years.
  • Daniel_3
    Daniel_3 Member Posts: 543
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    National Radiator Co. ?
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