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What to do with removed 9 ft wall radiator?

I have a 9 ft Pierce Buttler wall radiator that I no longer need. I estimate it at 90 EDR. Does anyone have any suggestions on anything useful/helpful to do with it other than scrap metal? I'd really hate to trash it...

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  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,351
    Where are you located?
    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.
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  • HomerJSmithHomerJSmith Member Posts: 714
    Put it on Ebay. Joke! You could contact your area wholesale plumbing and heating company and ask if you could put up a note that the tradesmen could see, offering it.
  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
    > @Steamhead said:
    > Where are you located?

    One hour north of Philadelphia. PA.
  • acwagneracwagner Member Posts: 350
    You can try an architectural salvage. Looks like a few in Philadelphia.

    "Wagner Salvage" (no relation) says they specialize in cast iron radiators.
    Burnham IN5PVNI Boiler, Single Pipe with 290 EDR
    18 Ounce per Square Inch Gauge
    Time Delay Relay in Series with Thermostat
    Operating Pressure 0.3-0.5 Ounce per Square Inch

  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
    > @acwagner said:
    > You can try an architectural salvage. Looks like a few in Philadelphia.
    >
    > "Wagner Salvage" (no relation) says they specialize in cast iron radiators.

    They said they don't buy or trade. I guess they get all their rads for free??
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,172
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  • acwagneracwagner Member Posts: 350
    Will they take it away for free? That might be the best you can hope for.

    I found, at least in my area, there isn't much of a market for old rads. Especially the very large rads like yours.
    Burnham IN5PVNI Boiler, Single Pipe with 290 EDR
    18 Ounce per Square Inch Gauge
    Time Delay Relay in Series with Thermostat
    Operating Pressure 0.3-0.5 Ounce per Square Inch

  • TAGTAG Member Posts: 181
    I'm redoing a church about an hour north of Philadelphia -- I can't use it either. When I was redoing my place in Chestnut Hill years ago ... nice ones were hard to find.

    I would hate to trash it as well ... sounds like the type that was in the utility rooms and garage at my grandparents house on the main line.

    I'm not sure when the big transformation occurred -- so many middle class houses lost radiators ..replaced with fin tube.
  • CanuckerCanucker Member Posts: 563
    > @acwagner said:
    > Will they take it away for free? That might be the best you can hope for.
    >
    > I found, at least in my area, there isn't much of a market for old rads. Especially the very large rads like yours.

    In my area, I am the market. Admittedly, it's not a very large market, like you said.

    I would love a 9 ft wall radiator for my future garage project. Unfortunately, Philly is a little too far away from Canada
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
  • The Steam WhispererThe Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 427
    its sort of funny....here in Chicago, where hot water has been pushed since the 60's, my radiator guy probably recycles about 2000 radiators a year.
    To learn more about this professional, click here to visit their ad in Find A Contractor.
  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
    One last bump to the top for ideas before I scrap it
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,618
    What are the dimensions? Do you have a picture?
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • CanuckerCanucker Member Posts: 563
    That's a good idea @Hap_Hazzard I'd like to see some pictures. I've been known to drive a long way for unique radiators
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,618
    edited November 29
    I wouldn't even have to drive that far, but I need to know if I can use it.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
    I'll get it up tomorrow
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,618
    Great. What about the radiator? ;):D
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
    .....yeah, I read that twice as I typed it...hit post anyway. B)
  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,618
    I'm afraid that's too tall for my purposes. :(
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,618
    edited November 30
    If anybody is looking for a condensate radiator for a basement or garage, this would be great for that.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Dave in QCADave in QCA Member Posts: 1,739

    its sort of funny....here in Chicago, where hot water has been pushed since the 60's, my radiator guy probably recycles about 2000 radiators a year.

    Who do you use for radiators? Just curious. I've been searching for a particular radiator for several years.
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • The Steam WhispererThe Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 427
    JC Radiators 1773 407-7115
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  • TAGTAG Member Posts: 181
    I assume that's designed for steam ?

    That's the type I remember in the garage of my grandparents -- what do you think the output w/ hot water ?

    Is it all one long section ?
  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
    Here is a pdf that shows some more detail. https://heatinghelp.com/assets/documents/Pierce-Butler.pdf

    I can take photos of any detail you're interested in.

    The assembly seems to be put together as two halves, each w/ press nipples and then the halves with left/right nipples.

    I have the brackets as well. I can probably help load into a truck.
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,618
    Thanks for posting that PDF. I couldn't find these radiators in my EDR book, so I printed the pages and added them.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • mroberts5mroberts5 Member Posts: 72
    It came from this site :)
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