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Single Pipe Steam Radiator Options

murphnessmurphness Member Posts: 1
Hey Folks,

I'm renovating and have a single pipe steam system with stand up cast iron sectioned radiators. I'm wondering if there are fan coil options for single pipe steam? If not, does anyone know of a lower profile steam radiator that will work with my system? It's really well balanced and works like a charm, so I'd like not to throw it off with the change.




  • jumperjumper Member Posts: 1,248
    I've seen unit heaters piped from only one pipe. Perhaps surprisingly the core was NOT vented. There was separate supply & return coming from one main.So I guess the supply steam pushed the air down into main.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 9,402
    It would be best if you replaced the taller radiators with shorter ones with more or less the same EDR. Much simpler. Much more reliable. Quieter... How short would the new shorter radiators have to be?

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
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