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Basement Ceiling Radiator With One-Pipe Steam
I have been reading this forum many times but never posted. I am a homeowner who has read "The Lost of Steam Heating" and have always wondered about something peculiar in the basement. We live in a 1933 one-pipe steam house in metro Detroit. The basement steam main has a plugged connection that I always thought had been connected to a basement ceiling radiator but had never investigated.
Yesterday, we took down part of the basement ceiling because it had been sagging for several years and wanted to repair it. I noticed some old pipe hangers attached to the joists that had been cut some time before and seem to be in the perfect spot for where the ceiling radiator would have been (see attached photos).
My question is: has anyone ever seen basement ceiling radiators with one-pipe steam? I have done lots of research on the Wall and Internet but have so far only seen basement ceiling radiators with two-pipe steam. How would you vent a ceiling radiator with one-pipe steam?
Thanks in advance!