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Saw this beauty today.

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Tinman
Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
Crane wrought iron tube?
Steve Minnich
4Johnpipe

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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Sweet. What's the edr on it.? Don't tell me it's coming out.........
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Yes. It's in a 121 year old church and the existing steam system is a disaster. Without looking too hard, I saw at least 35 pipe repair clamps on the existing piping without opening anything up. The boiler is in worse shape.
    I'm going to be proposing a home-run manifold hot water system with TRV's and a Lochinvar FTXL. 4 of the existing radiators are not nippled across the top. The remainder are all American Radiator Corto rads and I've had good luck converting them in the past.
    My competition are all pushing for forced air. I'm 90% certain I convinced the church to not do that.
    Steve Minnich
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,693
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    Nice what boiler you shooting with?
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Lochinvar's commercial Fire Tube, the FTXL.
    Steve Minnich
  • Matt_67
    Matt_67 Member Posts: 286
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    We just put in a 600k FTXL - really nice boiler.
    Tinman
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    @Gordy - the rad pictured is one of the four that is coming out and going straight to my office. IF...I get the job.
    Steve Minnich
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
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    LOL!! You aren't trying to get the whole job just to get your hands on that radiator are you? ;)
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    That is a steam only rad without connections at the top? That is one beautiful glove drying/bread warming beautiful iron piece!

    Taylor
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    Gordy
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    I would like to see an IR picture of that one in operation.
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
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    I had a copy of an old catalog, with that style radiator in it. Unfortunately it's on my old laptop with dead screen. The company was the guy that invented that style, and I can't remember the name.
    Mike
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Well what good are ya Paul?
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
    edited January 2016
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    It was a Bundy radiator catalog. And evidently he didn't invent it. It offered the Bundy Loop or that style.
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
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    My memory is horrible, it doesn't have that style in it, after all. Here it is though, and it's still impressive. http://www.archive.org/stream/bundyradiatorsfo00aagrrich#page/172/mode/2up
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,144
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    @Gordy - the rad pictured is one of the four that is coming out and going straight to my office. IF...I get the job.

    Keep me in mind if you have more like that to part with.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    There's 2 on the site. I'm sure we can work something out if I get the job : )
    Steve Minnich