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Plugs for Radiators

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Bug512
Bug512 Member Posts: 52
Hello, I picked up a small radiator for the kitchen and was wondering what kind of pipe plugs do you use for the connections that are not needed. I'm sure I could use a standard square head plug but was wondering where others can be obtained.
On a separate note we picked up this radiator from a place in Brooklyn, NY, boy they sure did have a lot of radiators.

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Thanks !
Gene in Northern NJ
NJ HVACR License 19HC00537600

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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Most plumbing supply houses have brass plugs. I'd use brass
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
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    Rest assured that they don't pick up that three stack pallet of radiators at one time with the fork lift. Not even on a good day.

    And I'll bet they have the hydraulic press to make little ones from big ones, and bigger ones from big ones.
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    looks like a place we should all know about.
  • TheRooster
    TheRooster Member Posts: 34
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    Thats two hours away, could you share the name of that place? Openly or as PM would be great. Thanks!
    2001 Slant-Fin Liberty II LD-40, Single pipe steam
    456 sq/ft connected load
    3PSI gauge
  • Bug512
    Bug512 Member Posts: 52
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    I did not want to say the name of the company in the post with respect to the advisers on this site.
    Gene in Northern NJ
    NJ HVACR License 19HC00537600
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
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    We are not supposed to discuss pricing because labor rates vary depending on what part of the country your is but I don't believe there is any problem listing supplier information.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Bug512
    Bug512 Member Posts: 52
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    OK the name is OCS Industries Link

    Moderators feel free to delete if needed.
    Gene in Northern NJ
    NJ HVACR License 19HC00537600
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Looks like a great source. Thanks!
  • Steaming101
    Steaming101 Member Posts: 30
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    It's an awesome place I bought 2 radiators from them
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,442
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    that's a beautiful thing....
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,741
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    I am going to wish for that bottomless pit of money again tonight. lol
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    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • R2.0
    R2.0 Member Posts: 99
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    I saw that place before when I was looking for radiation data. I'm curious whose patterns they are using.
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    The cast iron tubes look like Richardson and their Cleopatra model looks like Pierce Ornamented
  • Bug512
    Bug512 Member Posts: 52
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    Everything about their data is the same as U.S. Boiler. I asked about that to the gentleman who helped us out and he stated that "they" supply them with their radiators, now if that is true or who knows.

    All I wanted was a small radiator that would fit into an (space limited) area in our kitchen to supply a little supplemental heat. I have a section of 220V baseboard heat that we use that is equivalent to around 5500 BTU's. We looked around in the New Hope area of PA and found only much larger radiators that would not fit in the area provided. So off to the internet, lots of places in the Massachusetts area but really non here in northern NJ. I found this place and took a ride on Wednesday, we visit Manhattan a couple times of year so driving to Brooklyn was no big deal.

    Thanks again of everyones comments on this message board.
    A little bit about me, By trade I do building automation / Commercial HVAC. I have a New Jersey Blue Seal Boilers license and Universal Refrigerant.
    One thing I never did do was residential so when I installed my own boiler I learned so much over the past year.
    Amazing how the basis of the lager commercial stems form the residential. I wish some of the people in the commercial side would be as passionate as the great people here on this board.
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    Thanks again to everyone on all the great feedback and help that you provide.

    Gene in Northern NJ
    NJ HVACR License 19HC00537600
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,741
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    Bug512 said:

    Everything about their data is the same as U.S. Boiler. I asked about that to the gentleman who helped us out and he stated that "they" supply them with their radiators, now if that is true or who knows.

    All I wanted was a small radiator that would fit into an (space limited) area in our kitchen to supply a little supplemental heat. I have a section of 220V baseboard heat that we use that is equivalent to around 5500 BTU's. We looked around in the New Hope area of PA and found only much larger radiators that would not fit in the area provided. So off to the internet, lots of places in the Massachusetts area but really non here in northern NJ. I found this place and took a ride on Wednesday, we visit Manhattan a couple times of year so driving to Brooklyn was no big deal.

    Thanks again of everyones comments on this message board.
    A little bit about me, By trade I do building automation / Commercial HVAC. I have a New Jersey Blue Seal Boilers license and Universal Refrigerant.
    One thing I never did do was residential so when I installed my own boiler I learned so much over the past year.
    Amazing how the basis of the lager commercial stems form the residential. I wish some of the people in the commercial side would be as passionate as the great people here on this board.
    Linkedin Profile

    Thanks again to everyone on all the great feedback and help that you provide.

    In my opinion this is one of the best if not the best message/help forums on the internet!
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    Fred
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    US Boiler is Burnham. They do have a radiator division but they still (probably) may be using some patterns from earlier manufacturers. Who knows? Anybody's guess.
  • R2.0
    R2.0 Member Posts: 99
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    I'm guessing National. Their radiators look a lot like the National Art radiators throughout my house. And I believe National was bought by US Radiator at some point.
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Could be
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,893
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    Back in the day, Burnham marketed a small-tube rad they called the "Slenderized" radiator. Very similar but a bit different from these.

    National and U.S. Radiator (NOT the same company that is now the parent of Burnham) merged in the late 1950s. Crane bought that company in the 1960s, and eventually sold that part of their business to Slant/Fin in the early 1970s. One of our buildings has two large 3-pass Slant/Fin boilers that were obviously re-badged Cranes. These were installed in 1974. Slant/Fin would use their Caravan system for these capacities nowadays.
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  • R2.0
    R2.0 Member Posts: 99
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    Ah - US Radiator, not Boiler. Thanks for the clarification.
  • Sam81
    Sam81 Member Posts: 37
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    That company is in business for years, and yes thay do make stuff for us boiler I know them for many years I use there steel box convectors and cast trays