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looking for used rads

Bob Bona_4
Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
edited September 2015 in THE MAIN WALL
How ironic! Job just came up, looking for five used hot water radiators. Nothing ornate, need 2 with 9500 btu output 5 or 6 column, no height restriction (great room), 2 1800 btu, 23" height max 3 or 4 column (bath and closet), and a 8600 btu no height restriction, or 23" max height 4 or 5 column (if I decide to put under window- bedroom). A1, my usual source, has closed. TIA!


  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,985
    Did you look at craigslist?
  • njtommy
    njtommy Member Posts: 1,105
    It's truly amazing how many of them are on Craigslist in the south jersey philly area. It blows my mind that people pull them out for forced hot air heat.
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    I contacted Dave Stroman, he's got a lot. Going to check in with Governale or OCS for new tomorrow, see if it's going to bust the budget or not..

    Good idea re craigslist!
  • wogpa67
    wogpa67 Member Posts: 238
    Bob I have some 38" 3 column Rads. 2- 6800 1- 8500. I have some others I have'nt done the EDR on. I willcheck those tomorrow.
    I am in south east Pa.
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    Hi Roy, ok, thanks. Let's see what else you got, thanks again!
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329
    A1's site is still up. ISTR they were in the process of moving their store..............

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    Yes I see, but Fran's number disconnected, property took by eminent domain. That's a lot of stuff to move! Reached out to Rich Trethaway, maybe he has a contact #.
  • makinsteam
    makinsteam Member Posts: 18
    I've been looking for a few oddball size rads and while craigslist seems good for common sizes, I'm getting a little discouraged on looking for the unusual ones. The last time I tried to get in touch with A1, I was unsuccessful, so I look forward to hearing if Rich Trethaway knows anything. Anyways, I've found a few other A1-esque places I thought I'd share:

    MD: http://www.vintagehousepart.com/
    NJ (not a lot of rads): http://www.recyclingthepast.com/
    ME: http://www.apexradiators.com/
  • wogpa67
    wogpa67 Member Posts: 238
    Bob give me a call or send me an e-mail address and I can send pics of the ones I don't need.
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    Thanks guys..after some more thought, I'm going to go new, OCS, in Brooklyn. I will pick up. Reasons are: expediency, consistency, no prep, controlled shipping cost, assured (hopefully) integrity. And they don't have to be fancy scrolled type...this is a basic job.

    The radiant in slab with copper tube on this site sprung a leak (no, really? :)) and wrecked the wide plank flooring. Poor envelope, no amount of tweaking with design can eliminate the need for supplemental heat with QuickTrac. Bummer. So it would have been rads anyway for second stage or supplement. Over pour not happening.

    So, the fun begins next week with sawcutting channels to get my home runs in to the rads, back thru a stone foundation, and into a low "basement" adjacent, where the berler is.
  • wogpa67
    wogpa67 Member Posts: 238
    you could have made a day of it and went to longwood gardens too. Best of luck with the job.
    Bob Bona_4vaporvac