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What type of baseboard heater is this?(Pic attached)

static_k Member Posts: 2

I don't know much about heating and in my house this morning I found a nice puddle of water underneath my heater in the bedroom. I believe I have a hot water single loop system.  When I took the side cover off the heater I see the elbow pipe that looks like possible a shut-off in it as well as something else that looks like maybe a shut-off on the top. I did some searching on the net and most pictures I find don't have that smaller valve looking thing. Is that normal? Is this a cast iron baseboard? The house was built in the mid 1950's and I believe the baseboard is original.

See attached file with the picture.

I also uploaded a pic on the web so you can see it bigger if needed:

<a href="http://www.moonlightcreators.com/IMG-20101202-00136.jpg">http://www.moonlightcreators.com/IMG-20101202-00136.jpg</a>

Any help is appreciated.



  • Dirjone_in_SD
    Dirjone_in_SD Member Posts: 3
    Cast Iron?

    Looks like cast iron BB to me from the pic you posted? 
  • Andyk
    Andyk Member Posts: 13
    Cast Iron base board

    I agree that it is CIBB, looks like Weil McLain to me.

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  • bob eck
    bob eck Member Posts: 930

    if the fromt top is square its weil mclain if its round burnham
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385

    Looks like a cast iron core only run thru a steel jacket. I think American Standard had something like this, but definitely not full cast iron baseboard lookin at that pic
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,774
    RE pic

    I think it is steel baseboard. They spot welded the face to a water jacket behind. I do not remember the mfr but I have seen that in the last year on another job.
  • Henry
    Henry Member Posts: 998

    It looks a lot like a 50s American Std. Look here for infos:


  • static_k
    static_k Member Posts: 2
    Re: Cast

    I think that's definitely it, Thanks Henry!


    It looks exactly the same as Rad#26 in that pic.

    Unfortunately the radiator was all rusted at one end where it was leaking. Beyond repair so I had to remove the unit  and pickup a new baseboard  heater at home depot. The room had 2 heaters and the other one was working fine. Should I just throw it out or is it worth trying to sell?

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