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Strange Radiator - Need to Calculate Square Feet

gerry gill
gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
pretty cool..i like the way the dead men think.

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  • Jack Getkin
    Jack Getkin Member Posts: 11
    Need Radiator Information

    Does anyone have information about this radiator? I need to determine SF/section.

    Thanks
  • Wow!

    That looks like it could have been used in a plenum for indirect.

    Dave
  • Jim Bennett
    Jim Bennett Member Posts: 607
    I installed one like that once.....

    Still my favorite! Looks like the fluted areas where there to make convection occur.

    Don't know the EDR though :(
    Jim Bennett
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    here you go Jack..

    she is a beauty..i've only seen one once..

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  • ttekushan_3
    ttekushan_3 Member Posts: 958
    great info, gerry

    those were made in Cleveland weren't they? Forest City Foundries, I think.

    There were two of them at a garage sale on the next street from me about 15 years ago. Couldn't do anything about it then.

    I know Clifton Blvd in Lakewood has a number of houses / duplexes full of those radiators. Since they're on the South side of the street they're all hot water systems.
    terry
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    actually they were made in

    some place called North Tonawanda, New York..according to their 1913 catalog..the company was the Niagara Radiator & Boiler Co..i stumbled on their catalog some time back..i love old books..altho someone else could have made the same design once the patent expired.

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  • Gary Fereday_3
    Gary Fereday_3 Member Posts: 5
    If it is important enough

    submerge it in a water barh and calculate the displacement in the level of the water. This will give you the cubic volume of the CI in the rad. From there You have your answer!
  • ttekushan_3
    ttekushan_3 Member Posts: 958
    Must have been

    thinking of Forest City Foundries Niagara furnaces. Having seen a number of those Niagara radiators around our area made me thing, um, assume, ahhh, guess.

    Irregardless, as Aunt Florence used to say, they are awesome radiators, and they really do force the convection forward.

    terry
  • Jim Bennett
    Jim Bennett Member Posts: 607
    Ahhh...

    So it was used to direct heated air out from built in window seats!

    Very interesting!

    Thanks
    Jim Bennett
  • Jack Getkin
    Jack Getkin Member Posts: 11
    Strange Radiator - Need to Calculate Square Feet

    Gerry:

    You're teh best!
    Thanks for the assist. If you ever get to Pittsburgh, PA email me and I will buy you a beer!!

    GO STEELERS!!
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