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>:) I thought all you steam buffs would like this.
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  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 14,916
    Uh... why?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    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
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 14,201
    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.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
  • Gary SmithGary Smith Member Posts: 359
    Well, one good feature, very little steam can get through that trap
  • gerry gillgerry gill Member Posts: 2,996
    Lol..that goes in the ‘don’t be that guy’ file

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Danny ScullyDanny Scully Member Posts: 1,309
    Ahh, but can you figure out what happened? I think I know the use to be a wall hung rad.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,108
    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_JonesKC_Jones Member Posts: 4,561
    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
  • ChicagoCooperatorChicagoCooperator Member Posts: 279
    And no escutcheons in the tile!!!!
  • KC_JonesKC_Jones Member Posts: 4,561
    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
  • Alan (California Radiant) ForbesAlan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 2,632
    edited October 2019
    So, that trap is always open and the radiator will never heat, correct?

    That's a major job to fix.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.

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  • EdTheHeaterManEdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 1,625
    There is a nut lose behind the pipe wrench
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey Shore.
    Cleaned & services first oil heating system at age 16
    Specialized in Oil Heat and Hydronics where the competition did Gas Warm Air

    If you make an expensive repair and the same problem happens, What will you check next?
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 7,910
    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.......... >:)
  • ScottSecorScottSecor Member Posts: 384
    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.
  • ChicagoCooperatorChicagoCooperator Member Posts: 279
    KC_Jones said:

    There is also a screw missing in the outlet cover.

    How did I miss that one?
  • zackwattzackwatt Member Posts: 80
    KC_Jones said:

    There is also a screw missing in the outlet cover.

  • Mike CascioMike Cascio Member Posts: 140
    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!

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