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hot water cast iron radiator wanted

I need one 3-tube cast iron radiator in good condition. Height and length not too much of an issue as long as the total sf radiation is approximately 26. Will travel to Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern PA and southeastern NY. No steam.


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,904
    A tube-type radiator will work on either steam or hot-water, unless it's a very early Corto with 2-inch section spacing- and I believe they were only made in 5-tube. Generally, if you find a 3-tube radiator that is set up for steam, it can be changed to hot-water and will work well.

    Also, how high does this rad have to be?
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  • kellapitter
    kellapitter Member Posts: 9
    My existing is a four tube at 38" height with six sections so that makes sf radiation 25.5. The room is warm enough. So if I had a 3 tube, say 26" high, I would need at least 10 sections (23.3), preferably 11(25.63) or 12 (28). 23" height I would need 12 min. 32" height I'd need 8 min. I have some latitude with height and length. I just want as narrow a depth as possible. I don't have a calc. chart for wall mounts, but that is possible, too. This tiny
    bathroom is a complete gut job, and the radiator will be in a new location.

    I've read that a tube steam can be changed to hot water, but I'd like to try to stick with hot water if I can. We talked on another thread about that vapor rad I found, too.
  • Bug512
    Bug512 Member Posts: 52
    You could take a ride to the New Hope area of PA, there are many antique dealers out there that could direct you or you can purchase new if you take a ride out to Brooklyn, NY.

    This is where I picked up a radiator a couple of weeks ago.
    Gene in Northern NJ
    NJ HVACR License 19HC00537600