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Radiators as Art

Dave in QCADave in QCA Member Posts: 1,660
Ok, most of us who tend to old steam systems come to appreciate the heating system and all of its components, especially the radiators, as objects of beauty and amazement.



Here is another take on the beauty of old steam radiators!  I can't help but try to imagine the total weight of the collection..... of the salvage value....... and even the total EDR!    WOW!

Click on link and scroll down.

http://www.spreadartculture.com/THE-HOT-WINDS-THAT-BLOW-FROM-THE-WEST
Dave in Quad Cities, America
Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
http://grandviewdavenport.com

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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Moderator Posts: 11,877
    So,

    what do you suppose the output would be? 
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  • Dave in QCADave in QCA Member Posts: 1,660
    whoa!

    Dan, you really do watch this thing! 

    Well, a very rough estimate with the assumption that the cube of radiator is solid and with no hollow space in the middle.  And, assuming that the stacked manner would not reduce the effective EDR, which it would.  My very rough visual measurement is about 4000 EDR or 960,000 BTU output.



    What's your guess Dan?
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Moderator Posts: 11,877
    Well, it would be cozy!

    The guy that was trying to heat the room for the printed circuit boards could use this. ;-)



    Thanks for sharing, Dave.
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