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Goodbye Baseboard

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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  • GWGW Posts: 2,972Member
    Much better way to go
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    www.wilsonph.com
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  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Posts: 7,164Member
    You must have a better garbage pickup than we have, as we are restricted to 35 pounds a can!—NBC
  • MilanDMilanD Posts: 1,105Member
    Nice find and nice job!!
  • Dave0176Dave0176 Posts: 770Member
    edited January 12
    @MikeCascio that Rad does look good.
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  • BobCBobC Posts: 4,781Member
    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
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • j aj a Posts: 1,795Member
    Great move....if you feel it’s a bit oversized or you want regulation,install a thermostatic vent..
  • mikeg2015mikeg2015 Posts: 368Member
    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 CascioMike Cascio Posts: 115Member
    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.
  • Mike CascioMike Cascio Posts: 115Member
    Where can I find some decent brackets for this rad?
  • MilanDMilanD Posts: 1,105Member

    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 aj a Posts: 1,795Member
    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.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 12,040Member
    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
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
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    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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  • PaulPaul Posts: 209Member
    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.
    NYC RETROFIT ACCELERATOR QUALIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER

    A REAL GOOD PLUMBER, INC
    NYC LMP: 1307
    O:212-505-1837
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  • PaulPaul Posts: 209Member
    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.
    NYC RETROFIT ACCELERATOR QUALIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER

    A REAL GOOD PLUMBER, INC
    NYC LMP: 1307
    O:212-505-1837
    M:917-939-0593
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