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a fine steam radiator installation

norfitz
norfitz Member Posts: 54
A customer encountered this fine 1-pipe steam radiator installation. Note the drip pan, the paint job...the seismic bracing. The copper runout! Exquisite!
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  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    That is just wrong! But I'd really like to have that rad.
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    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
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  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    A remote water collection reservoir? You did say one pipe, right?
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 17,080
    Surely you jest... but it is a nice radiator. And you have to admit that the soldering job on the copper at least looks good.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    It is a nice Rad. Maybe the the vent hole which would be on the bottom side lets the condensate run into that drip pan. They really thought this out! :)
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,563
    It won't vent, it won't drain and it certainly won't heat. Hey, what does all that matter when it looks that nice?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,563
    Wait, I was wrong. I now see the rust spot where it drains into the pan. This device is for humidification. It's one of those new "HumidiRads".
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    norfitz
  • Randy-LeeBraman
    Randy-LeeBraman Member Posts: 46
    Really don't know what to say,looks pretty,what function it serves is debatable.
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,434
    Does that small pipe at the bottom drain through the floor?
    Retired and loving it.
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  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 764
    If that small pipe drains through the floor, it would have to be well sealed at that point or why bother to have a drip pan in the first place?
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,434
    That pipe might drain into the basement, where they might be an air vent and a connection to a wet return. The pan may just be for a cool industrial look, or to keep people from getting too close. Just thinking about how I would make it work.
    Retired and loving it.
    norfitz
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,217
    There is a conflict of interest between the trim ring on the pipe and the corner of the pan.
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,434
    Adds interest. A beauty mark. ;)
    Retired and loving it.
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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,949
    My wife agrees that the soldering job looks real good but the wall paint colors do not complement one another. (I thought the colors were fine together, but then...) Could you get an audio of what it sounds like? Personally I think they should move the pipe riser to correct that obivious conflict of interest of space sharing. (it would be one of the easier parts of the project).
    norfitz
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    There's an easy fix for this thing. Turn it upright and put a vent on the side opposite the inlet. Why would they do this?
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,434
    Fred said:

    There's an easy fix for this thing. Turn it upright and put a vent on the side opposite the inlet. Why would they do this?

    C'mon, Fred, where's your sense of creativity?
    Retired and loving it.
    norfitz
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,470
    Must be an air conditioner.....Zero output, with the loss due to the metallic paint. I don't know why you guys couldn't figure that out! It must be in an engineers house.
    norfitz
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    What I really want to know is who's wearing the baby blue Chuck Taylor's in the photo :D
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  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,470
    The owner of that "orgasmatron".
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  • norfitz
    norfitz Member Posts: 54
    I suppose if it was in a steam room it would vent and drain all it wanted, but those floors would be a gooey mess. I'll keep it in mind as a decorative steam nozzle/orgasmatron.