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flat radiator, single pipe system

Dan_43Dan_43 Member Posts: 50
I want to move a radiator to a spot that I only have about 2" of depth. Is there a flat radiator for a single pipe system?
Dan

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  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 12,549
    Nope.
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  • Dan_43Dan_43 Member Posts: 50
    I appreciate your straight forward answer!
    Could I build a radiator out of 1-1/2" black pipe, close nipples, Tees and elbows? this configuration would be orientated vertically with a tapped vent at the end of this contraption. Size would be based on matching the EDR of the existing radiator.
    Dan
  • Danny ScullyDanny Scully Member Posts: 1,038
    edited January 5
    Http://www.steamradiator.com, these are fairly flat. The minimum depth the “steamview” can be adjusted to it 2.5”.
  • FredFred Member Posts: 7,327
    They still need to stand off of the wall at least a couple inches.
  • luketheplumberluketheplumber Member Posts: 26
    just don't scrap the old rad keep it in the basement if you or someone else in the future wants to put it back
  • mikeg2015mikeg2015 Member Posts: 502
    Fred said:

    They still need to stand off of the wall at least a couple inches.

    Most of mine are within 1” of the wall. A few within a 1/2”. Not ideal, but don’t see an issue. Even a 1/8” air gap I have on one radiator is enough to prevent the wall from getting too hot.
  • FredFred Member Posts: 7,327
    mikeg2015 said:

    Fred said:

    They still need to stand off of the wall at least a couple inches.

    Most of mine are within 1” of the wall. A few within a 1/2”. Not ideal, but don’t see an issue. Even a 1/8” air gap I have on one radiator is enough to prevent the wall from getting too hot.
    I'm not concerned about the wall getting to hot. Radiators need enough air movement around and behind them for proper convection.
  • Danny ScullyDanny Scully Member Posts: 1,038
    @Fred, the steam view is designed to be at a minimum overall depth of 2.5”, 1.9” to center of rad.
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 14,345
    The depth off the wall has to do with convection.
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  • jumperjumper Member Posts: 1,248

    The depth off the wall has to do with convection.

    So if the rad is too big? I theorize that ideal heat is all radiation.

  • FredFred Member Posts: 7,327
    jumper said:

    The depth off the wall has to do with convection.

    So if the rad is too big? I theorize that ideal heat is all radiation.

    I would think if the rad is too big, it will only partially fill. Blocking convection would seem to me to be less than ideal in that you are preventing full heating potential of the rad.
  • Dan_43Dan_43 Member Posts: 50
    Thanks for all your comments. I understand the need for air flow around the radiator. The issue is that I need to relocate the point in which the heat enters the kitchen. After doing some more calculating in order to get enough EDR with the pipe I would have to have my pipes go to the ceiling! I will have to consider another location. Is it so bad to have a radiator on an interior wall?
    Dan
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 14,345
    You can have the radiator anywhere you want within the room, @Dan_43. Just make sure the piping going to and from it is done properly.
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