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Acceptable Practice

SLC Member Posts: 37
My 70+ house has steam heat with normal fin type radiators, The person I purchased this house from put an extension on and installed 3 of the attached radiators. Although they work ok, I was just wondering if this was acceptable work. They look like they were made for hot water...Any advice???


  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    cast baseboard

    besides needing paint, you can't beat those. Previous owner made a good choice
  • pipeking
    pipeking Member Posts: 252

      those r nice! i never installed them on steam only water, but seen them on steam  pleanty. i call them cast iron baseboard. lucky duck. those go for big money. i acctually was doing a job that  the whole house was getting gutted and those were getting smashed with a sledge hammer. i was in the basement capping off the gas line and seen the heating pipes shaking. so calmlly told them that i need those and i will dismantal them and take them off the job. SCORE!!
  • SLC
    SLC Member Posts: 37
    Good for you

    Didn't realize they were worth much, way to go..Thanks for the input, I was just curious as I have only seen the fin type radiators.....
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