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nice refurbished rad

jonny88
jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139



Came across this beauty today in Bklyn.
SWEISteve MinnichkcoppCharlie from wmass

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  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    Nice. What's the finish?
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    Owner wasn't there but will get all the details for you.I am interested in who did the work.They restored all rads in the house.
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    Beautiful. Looks powder coated to me.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,842
    That's an American Rococo, with a tapping setup we rarely see these days.
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  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    They sure put some detail into their work.@Steamhead when were these rads made.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,842
    That one probably dates back to around the turn of the 20th century. IIRC the ornate rads went out of production around 1920.
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  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,674
    I'd love to own that radiator.
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  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    I assume the return fitting has some kind of dip tube that reaches to the far end of the radiator to prevent short circuiting.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,037
    here is an interesting radiator site.
    http://www.reclaimedradiators.co.uk/hx.html
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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,037
    Polychroming
    http://www.oldhousejournal.com/magazine/2006/feb/radiator.shtml

    Anyone own the radiator book mentioned from the Worlds Fair
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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    Wow, I like that!
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,976
    I see a chrome and pink radiator and I want it painted black! :)

    In all seriousness, that is pretty cool though.
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  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 703

    I assume the return fitting has some kind of dip tube that reaches to the far end of the radiator to prevent short circuiting.

    @Abracadabra I've never seen a diptube in the rads that use those tappings.I've had them apart and you can reach across to both openings, without anything to redirect the flow inside. The ones in my home use all those connections and they heat well. I'm probably losing a few points of efficiency because there must be some crossover but it isn't a lot. I'll have to measure it this winter when a cycle starts to see how much goes straight to the return
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,842
    If you can get some infrared images from a FLIR or similar infrared camera as the rad is heating up, we'd love to see them.
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  • njtommy
    njtommy Member Posts: 1,105
    I would love some old rads in my house they just look great. They just don't match the look and style of the house.
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 703
    Steamhead said:

    If you can get some infrared images from a FLIR or similar infrared camera as the rad is heating up, we'd love to see them.

    I just happen to have a phone with the FLIR camera built into it. @Steamhead It has options for still photos, video and time lapse video. Any preference? Would a video be better than stills?
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  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    @Canucker what phone you got?????
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,307
    edited August 2016
    Me wants to know too!
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 3,471
    Infinite detail...like the day it was cast...Mad Dog
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 3,471
    Had a barn full of em 'bout 8 yrs ago..EVERYONE wanted them, no one could carry them away or pay the shipping. Mad Dog
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  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    Canucker said:

    Steamhead said:

    If you can get some infrared images from a FLIR or similar infrared camera as the rad is heating up, we'd love to see them.

    I just happen to have a phone with the FLIR camera built into it. @Steamhead It has options for still photos, video and time lapse video. Any preference? Would a video be better than stills?
    FLIR camera built in? :o

    You sure you don't mean the FLIR One thermal camera attachment?
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 703
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
    Charlie from wmass
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,932
    @Canucker: Want!
    Canuckerjonny88Charlie from wmass
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    Never heard about it.Just might get an early christmas prezzie,
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 703
    It would have been nice to be rated for use in a hazardous atmosphere, then I could use it everywhere at work but it's already a niche product that isn't cheap. I assume certification wasn't worth it.
    Watch carrier compatibility before you buy it, I seem to remember it being incompatible with a couple of the larger carriers in the U.S., Verizon was one of them, I think.
    I find myself using the FLIR a lot because it's always with me. I'm sure you'll find even more uses for it than I have.
    @Mad Dog I wish I had have known you had rads like that available back then. I drove a long way to get plain ones for my basement, I definitely would have come and picked them up down there.(Probably would have been an interesting exchange with the border people)
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  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    I tried ordering one of those phones. Looks like it's pre-order only. @Canucker is there a retail outlet that has them available now? I told the wife I really really need one. ;)
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 703
    edited August 2016
    @Abracadabra I registered for one back in March, so I probably am one of the first to get delivered. I believe that you can still preorder from catphones.com but you'll probably have to wait 4-6 weeks for delivery
    Try Expansys usa. That's where mine shipped from and the website says that they have them in stock
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