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Christian Garibaldi
Christian Garibaldi Member Posts: 57
edited February 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
Hi!
It was suggested to me that sharing some of these photos I recently took of some ongoing work I am doing in my place may be of interest up here. In full disclosure, I really must again thank both Erin Holohan Haskell and Frank "Steamhead" for taking a few minutes to discuss a question I had on the castings before I painted them. Im not taking credit for the history lesson here, but random bit of history I learned.... "Balto" is an old abbreviation for Baltimore. When I was about to start highlighting the raised casting letters on these old Republic Radiators, I couldn't clearly make out the smaller lettering, which appeared to read an abbreviation for Baltimore Maryland. I didnt want to stripe the incorrect wording, so I reached out to Erin, who suggested I contact Frank who is very knowledgable with all things steam. Both were gracious enough to take some time to help me out, and I did indeed learn that "Balto" was correct, and the Oriole model name on the radiator is paying homage to the state bird...not the baseball team haha. So again, thank you to both Erin and Frank for the guidance!

There are four radiators in the one room I am currently in the process of finishing up here in the firehouse which had been painted silver. I didnt go crazy with stripping and sandblasting them, I just cleaned them up and painted them with Benjamin Moore Super Spec DTM paint which I had mixed to a drab army green. Are they perfect? No...but what is in life, nor do they need to be. They arent very fancy or ornate radiators either, but they needed some love. So here are some shots that you may enjoy (One of the shots is from another room)






Weil McLain EGH 95 400,000 BTU single pipe steam
TinmanKC_JonesCanuckerhappydaveSolid_Fuel_MankcoppErin Holohan HaskellZmanGordybob eckRomanGK_26986764589

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,840
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    Very Nice! I like the look.

    Almost seems like the spacing between the radiator sections is not equal in the picture.

    Probably just the backround or the angle the picture was taken
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,750
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    WOW......
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • flat_twin
    flat_twin Member Posts: 353
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    Wow, those are beautiful! I like the contrast between the rads and the bare plaster and woodwork. Suitable for framing!!
    Makes my battleship gray rads look a bit drab.
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Very pretty!

    Tell us how you painted the gold raised lettering so neatly.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Beautiful!
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,481
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    In a word - stunning

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
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    love the gold lettering!
  • Christian Garibaldi
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    Thank you all for the kind words! I am glad you enjoy the shots! The gold lettering I did first summoning my inner Liberace, followed by just using some gold metallic enamel I got at a hardware store and used a little detail brush to try to follow the raised casting as carefully and neatly as I could. ;)
    Weil McLain EGH 95 400,000 BTU single pipe steam
    vaporvacSolid_Fuel_ManErin Holohan HaskellGordy
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,346
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    Well done, Christian! Thanks for sharing.

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

  • Christian Garibaldi
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    Thank you for the help Erin!
    Weil McLain EGH 95 400,000 BTU single pipe steam
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 670
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    Well done. You have a good eye.
    Miss Hall's School service mechanic, greenhouse manager,teacher and dog walker
  • TrueDat
    TrueDat Member Posts: 8
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    Such an aptly named thread. That last one is screen saver worthy. I love the unfinished walls, too.