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>:) I thought all you steam buffs would like this.
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,415
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    Uh... why?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,885
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    And, how many people couldn't figure out why it didn't heat?

    You can't fix stupid!

    We'll be fixing a couple of these in the coming weeks- I'll be sure to post them too.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • Gsmith
    Gsmith Member Posts: 433
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    Well, one good feature, very little steam can get through that trap
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    Lol..that goes in the ‘don’t be that guy’ file
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,426
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    Ahh, but can you figure out what happened? I think I know the answer...it use to be a wall hung rad.
    ethicalpaul
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,605
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    It's new technology, part steam and part hot water.

    Maybe the radiator was to big for the space and they wanted to reduce the output LOL
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,741
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    He was trying to add more mass in the form of water to even out the heating between cycles. lol
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • ChicagoCooperator
    ChicagoCooperator Member Posts: 355
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    And no escutcheons in the tile!!!!
    ethicalpaul
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,741
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    There is also a screw missing in the outlet cover.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    ethicalpaul
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 4,033
    edited October 2019
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    So, that trap is always open and the radiator will never heat, correct?

    That's a major job to fix.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,025
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    There is a nut lose behind the pipe wrench

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,074
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    Rad will heat partially if pressure jacked up to 8PSI so the air will compress.
    Or drill and add air vent to rad.

    2 knucklehead answers.......... >:)
    SeanBeans
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 863
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    In my world we see stuff similar to this weekly, much to my surprise it works most of the time. If WE installed it like that it would never work and we would be out of business in not time.
  • ChicagoCooperator
    ChicagoCooperator Member Posts: 355
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    KC_Jones said:

    There is also a screw missing in the outlet cover.

    How did I miss that one?
  • zackwatt
    zackwatt Member Posts: 81
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    KC_Jones said:

    There is also a screw missing in the outlet cover.

    :D:D:D
  • Mike Cascio
    Mike Cascio Member Posts: 143
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    Its a hybrid radiator, part steam and part hot water.

    In reality, I wonder if it would heat the first time until it fills up with water then becomes a decorative accessory unless the pressure is through the roof!