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Goodbye Baseboard

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Last piece of slantfin removed from my one pipe steam system. The previous owner went on a modernizing spree in the 80's. The slantfin worked great while the boiler ran but got stone cold in 5 minutes after it stopped firing.

Found this american radiator wall rad across the street in the trash. Unfortunately it was three sections long. I seperated it, cleaned up and finally got it in. Still need to find some better wall brackets.
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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,742
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    Much better way to go
    Gary Wilson
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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,578
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    You must have a better garbage pickup than we have, as we are restricted to 35 pounds a can!—NBC
  • MilanD
    MilanD Member Posts: 1,160
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    Nice find and nice job!!
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
    edited January 2018
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    @MikeCascio that Rad does look good.
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  • BobC
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    How many men did it take to move a 3 section assembly like that?

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
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    3PSI gauge
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  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    Great move....if you feel it’s a bit oversized or you want regulation,install a thermostatic vent..
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
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    Great find.

    I have 2 of those radiator. Great heat output but minimal footprint. 1 have a single section in a little 15 sqft bathroom closet with a TRV. And a 2x4 array in a foyer hallway near an outside door. I think the vent is in the wrong spot. The dead men made a few mistakes sometimes.
  • Mike Cascio
    Mike Cascio Member Posts: 143
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    I moved the three section assembly myself, it wasnt easy. A lot of sliding and dragging. Im going to put a slower vent in, the gorton 6 is way too fast for it.
    MilanD
  • Mike Cascio
    Mike Cascio Member Posts: 143
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    Where can I find some decent brackets for this rad?
  • MilanD
    MilanD Member Posts: 1,160
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    Where can I find some decent brackets for this rad?

    If you can't find them - you can fashion some out of a good lag bolt into a stud and a piece of rectangle steel with a hole in the middle that you can probably get any machine or welding shop to make you for cheap. 3 points of contact, 2 under the rad sides, one in at the top middle between the ribs. Then paint the same color as the radiator.

    Man, that's a nice radiator...
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    mikeg2015 said:

    Great find.



    I have 2 of those radiator. Great heat output but minimal footprint. 1 have a single section in a little 15 sqft bathroom closet with a TRV. And a 2x4 array in a foyer hallway near an outside door. I think the vent is in the wrong spot. The dead men made a few mistakes sometimes.

    Yes, I kinda think it was the later generation dead men, that were not as skilled....I have seen some really piss poor work by the original installers.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    MilanD said:

    Where can I find some decent brackets for this rad?

    If you can't find them - you can fashion some out of a good lag bolt into a stud and a piece of rectangle steel with a hole in the middle that you can probably get any machine or welding shop to make you for cheap. 3 points of contact, 2 under the rad sides, one in at the top middle between the ribs. Then paint the same color as the radiator.

    Man, that's a nice radiator...
    OCS Industries makes nice ones. Go to page 5 of the catalog:

    http://ocsind.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/15981-OCS-Catalog.Updated15.pdf
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  • Paul_11
    Paul_11 Member Posts: 210
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    Mike, Why would your copper fin baseboard go stone cold, just because the boiler turned off.
    Does your pump run constantly?
    Does your boiler control provide outdoor reset control?

    Paul
    Since 1990, I have made steam systems quiet, comfortable, and efficient. We provide comfort while saving the planet.
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  • Paul_11
    Paul_11 Member Posts: 210
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    Mike,
    DAAA! I just noticed you said one pipe steam.

    paul
    Since 1990, I have made steam systems quiet, comfortable, and efficient. We provide comfort while saving the planet.
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    A REAL GOOD PLUMBER, INC
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    O:212-505-1837
    M:917-939-0593