Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.

If you've found help here, check back in to let us know how everything worked out.
It's a great way to thank those who helped you.
Need to contact us? Visit

Steam radiators

Jason_13Jason_13 Member Posts: 297
I am looking for steam radiation that would take daily room washing. The application

Cation is a food processing room that completely gets washed down everyday so rusting is not an option.


  • Rust-proof rads

    Radiators can be made of straight copper piping, if the slopes are correct. It would be best to pipe the room as a two-pipe setup, with a drop down to below the waterline for a wet return.

    Alternatively, the pipe radiators could be fed on a hot water loop from the boiler.

    How far away is the boiler?

    Is the rest of the system one pipe or two?

    What is the heating load of the room?

    Pictures of the boiler, and radiators would be helpful.--NBC
  • JohnNYJohnNY Member Posts: 2,447
    rust resistant

    Before I advised making steam radiators out of copper tubing, I'd be more inclined to suggest cast iron or steel radiators that are either painted/powder coated in the field or factory.

    Here's a decent start:
    For troubleshooting and private consulting services, find John "JohnNY" Cataneo here at :
    "72°F Mechanical, LLC"
    Or email John at [email protected]
    John is the Boilers and Hydronic Heating Systems Course Instructor at NYC's Mechanics Institute, a professional Master Plumber, licensed by The Department of Buildings of The City of New York, and works extensively in NYC while consulting for clients in and out of state.
    John also oversees mechanical installations and maintenance for metro-area clients with his family's company, Gateway Plumbing and Heating along with his brother/business partner.
Sign In or Register to comment.


It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!