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one pipe steam radiator

does anyone have info or advice for converting a one pipe steam radiator to a threaded steel pipe base board fin type element. my plan is to replace the old rad. to a 3 foot section of baseboard . can this be done without affecting the normal operation of the boiler? will the new bsbd heater give off sufficient heat or might it even out perform the old radiator?

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  • crash2009
    crash2009 Member Posts: 1,484
    What is the

     height, width, and thickness of the old radiator?  Can we see a photo of it from the side?
  • baseboard installation

    sometimes there can be problems with inadequate heat from mixed baseboard-radiator systems because of the difference in the thermal mass of both. that room may become cold after the switch.--nbc
  • Rod
    Rod Posts: 2,067
    Radiator/Fin Tude Comparison

    Using the attached chart you should be able to compare the output of the fin tube vs the old radiator.

    - Rod
  • kevdog
    kevdog Member Posts: 5
    one pipe steam radiator

    the old radiator is 30 in long x 5in. thick x 24 in high.  thank-you
  • kevdog
    kevdog Member Posts: 5
    one pipe steam radiator

    thanks nic as long as there are no technical issues
  • kevdog
    kevdog Member Posts: 5
    one pipe steam radiator

    rod-- I have limited space and this old rad. is an eyesore to a recent kitchen remodel
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