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Bet you've never seen these steam rads

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GW
GW Member Posts: 4,742
Visited this home on a ductless estimate today, had to whip out the picture taker.
Gary Wilson
Wilson Services, Inc
Northampton, MA
gary@wilsonph.com
Paul S_3kcoppNew England SteamWorksSWEIHenry

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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Art Deco?
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    Thats what I'm talking about....! Cant do that w/ FHA!
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Fantastic!
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    Not Art Deco. These look like a cross between a Nason and a Whittier. The ribs were an attempt to increase the amount of heating surface. I'd say latter part of the 19th century.

    I'm sure you looked and didn't see any name on them............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,742
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    I didn't look, but the people seem to wish to go with me due to a very strong referral. I'll be back
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
    dennis53
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    Yup, you got me on that one! Great find!
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
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    They're beautiful.........I wonder how well they function? I could see having to vent those very slowly.
    ericmf
  • Shalom
    Shalom Member Posts: 165
    edited May 2016
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    How on earth does that second one work with no top crosspiece? You'd need a vent on every column; that single vent would only allow the air to leave the last column and leave the rest of it air bound.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,476
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    GW said:

    I didn't look, but the people seem to wish to go with me due to a very strong referral. I'll be back


    Keep me mind for any unique old radiators that you remove or come across.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
    edited May 2016
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    Shalom said:

    How on earth does that second one work with no top crosspiece? You'd need a vent on every column; that single vent would only allow the air to leave the last column and leave the rest of it air bound.

    I kinda thought that there must be either a continous tube that runs up and back down in each of those towers until it gets to the vent or that each tower has a partition/passage way in it that is open on the top so air can run back down to the base and then over to the vent???
    Snowmelt
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    It doesn't need one. This is a steam system. The steam rises to the top of each tube and displaces the air downward, and this keeps going until it gets to the vent.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    CanuckerChrisJSolid_Fuel_ManMilanD
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,742
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    Another odd duck, weirdly hollow in the middle
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    GW
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,742
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    sure enough, I went to a house today and there were 9 of these (plus more typical rads). Is there an easy to get my hands on edr chart for these?
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    If you have a copy of Dan's book "E.D.R.", you'll find the charts in there.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,742
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    thought I did, can't lay my eyes on it.
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,742
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    ahh found it, sometimes i amaze myself
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • tedsinhotwater
    tedsinhotwater Member Posts: 2
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    Very cool. Found some old Reeds today in an abandoned 3rd floor of a bank where the boiler had been decommissioned.
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,429
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    @GW, were we at the same house? :lol:
    GW
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
    edited June 2017
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    Those are much newer. Weil-McLain made them in the 1950s or so- either the Raydiant or the Solray model.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
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    almost looks like two wall mounted radiators put together