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Old ARCO Convector Radiator

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Nickname
Nickname Member Posts: 2
Can any one identify this Steam Radiator. Looks like a cross between a  Recessed Peerless Wall, Angled, and with Fins and a Sun-Rad! I would like to find the Net sq.ft.per section



The one pictured has 23 sections and the Cast Iron is about 16" H x 3½"D It appears to be a Standard ARCO Cabinet that is 26"H x 48"L x 4¾D



Thanks

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,841
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    That's a cast-iron convector

    you can find the ratings here, in the Library:



    http://www.heatinghelp.com/article/158/Radiators/2572/American-Radiators-1937



    It pays to wander off the Wall.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • Nickname
    Nickname Member Posts: 2
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    Old ARCO Convector Radiator

    I have that resource but I have never seen that Element? Do we just use the 4" Cabinet ratings.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,841
    edited May 2013
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    I bet

    the name is actually "AERO" rather than "ARCO". If so, these were made by the National Radiator Co., and yours is 35 square feet.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Lost_in_NH
    Lost_in_NH Member Posts: 12
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    Aero Convector from National Radiator Company?

    Steamhead, you seem to be quite good at identifying Radiator EDRs. I've already used your information from another post to identify a one pipe steam ceiling radiator that we have in our house. I am now trying to get the EDR rating for one last radiator.



    The radiator looks the same as the one in this thread. I have confirmed it says Aero Convector on the left hand side of the radiator. I cannot see the entire radiator so I have been unable to find any other words by which to identify the radiator. That said, I suspect it was manufactured by National Radiator Company. It has 24 sections book-ended on each side. Not certain if I should include the book-ends in the EDR calc. The first picture below shows one of the "book-ends" next to the air vent. It has fins on one side. The center sections each have fins on both sides. So..is this 24, 25 or 26 sections?



    What would you figure for it's EDR?



    It is a very cool radiator!



    Thanks for your help.
  • Lost_in_NH
    Lost_in_NH Member Posts: 12
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    Dimensions...

    I forgot to specify that the radiator is 18"high, 50' long and about 3 to 3.5" front to back.
  • bgmz05
    bgmz05 Member Posts: 1
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    So I have the same old radiators in my home is there a way to adjust how much heat radiates off a unit? I have a whole lot of these things and some heat way better than others. Some have the knobs in the front cover some do not.