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Buy A Used Steam Radiator

Ilkstmht
Ilkstmht Member Posts: 13
edited January 2016 in Buy, Sell, Barter
Hello,
I am looking to buy a good used one pipe steam radiator to replace a cracked one. EDR should be 35, desired size approximately 23 in. long x 23 in. high x 4.5 inches deep. (Note see additional details of the cracked radiator under Radiator Replacement Help on the Wall) I am in Baltimore and I already have visited Second Chance (will return periodically) and I am also willing to travel to south central Pennsylvania and DC/Southern Md. to pickup a replacement.

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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    Have you checked out the "Buy, Sell, Barter" tab on the right of this page? Also @Steamhead is in the Baltimore area. He may know of something available.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,698
    edited January 2016
    We do have a few radiators. Can you post a pic of the one you have? Also, where is it leaking?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Ilkstmht
    Ilkstmht Member Posts: 13
    Steamhead,
    There are pictures of my radiator under the post "Radiator Replacement Help" on the Wall. I will post a picture of the crack before 12 noon tomorrow (1/27). Actually appears the radiator was previously repaired with "JB Weld or something similar. I can see a silver colored hardened substance (similar to what lead solder looks like) and right above where the moisture puddle is. The affected area is on the underside of the radiator seemingly where a section two sections are butted together.

    BTW, I attempted to contact you last week but we kept missing each other (phone tag).

    Fred and Steamhead - Thanks
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,698
    Ilkstmht said:

    The affected area is on the underside of the radiator seemingly where a section two sections are butted together.

    BTW, I attempted to contact you last week but we kept missing each other (phone tag).

    Fred and Steamhead - Thanks

    This is probably a rotted out push nipple inside the radiator. If so, it can be replaced, so you would not need a new radiator. We have different sizes of push nipples in stock.

    I am still snowed in- the city government has completely neglected my neighborhood. Send me your info and I'll get in touch when we get caught up.

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Ilkstmht
    Ilkstmht Member Posts: 13
    Understood ...on both accounts!
  • Ilkstmht
    Ilkstmht Member Posts: 13
    Steamhead,

    The area that is leaking is at the vertical line that is centered in the picture. As I mentioned earlier there is a presence of some sort of hardened silver-ish substance at the spot of the leak, maybe the result of a previous repair.

    I also posted additional pictures depicting the valve and pipe connection - http://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/157053/radiator-replacement-help#latest

    I will leave a message on your business phone
    Thanks
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    Yep, that's at the push nipple as Steamhead suggested.
  • Ilkstmht
    Ilkstmht Member Posts: 13
    Thanks everyone. I am going to first explore getting the radiator repaired.