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Steam porn from our 1856 home.

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As promised. There is another one in the house (none are operative) but this one is pretty close to pristine IMO. Found some loose ones in the carriage barn, one is pretty dang big!
Alan (California Radiant) ForbesratioTinmanErin Holohan HaskellDave in QCA

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  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
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    Whoaaaa!
    Dave in QCA
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
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    So cool, I’ll take one of the ones in the garage!!
    Dave in QCA
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    They are dangerous, and need to be removed immediately.
    Give me your address and I’ll come take them away. ;)

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    Dave in QCA
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,842
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    They are dangerous, and need to be removed immediately.
    Give me your address and I’ll come take them away. ;)

    No no, @STEVEusaPA - we need to get the system working again!

    @steaminvt , what part of VT are you in?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    ok.. Im close to VT. Would love to stop in and see that one!! And our help get it going again!!
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Steamhead said:

    They are dangerous, and need to be removed immediately.
    Give me your address and I’ll come take them away. ;)

    No no, @STEVEusaPA - we need to get the system working again!

    @steaminvt , what part of VT are you in?
    I’ll get it working, at my house :)
    I was under the assumption these were sitting idle and just for show...

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  • Tom_133
    Tom_133 Member Posts: 884
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    Easy boys!! I already called it a month ago!! Because I endure dumb taxes, and horrific weather along with steaminvt, I should get first shot
    Tom
    Montpelier Vt
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    If you keep Bernie I'll just look!! J/K in case I offended anyone!!
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,302
    edited November 2019
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    Hi, I can see the headline now, "The Oldest Working Steam System in America" Is Frank @Steamhead in charge of getting it done? o:)

    Yours, Larry
    Dave in QCA
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
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    It’s a rat race to @steaminvt ’s house!!!!
    Dave in QCA
  • steaminvt
    steaminvt Member Posts: 18
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    You guys are scaring me
    lchmbDave in QCA
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    dam now we will never know where he's located.. LOL
    Dave in QCA
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    WOW! Amazing!
    Dave in QCA
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,842
    edited November 2019
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    For those who haven't, you can read about these radiators, and the man who invented them, in the first chapter of either edition of @DanHolohan 's seminal book, "The Lost Art of Steam Heating".
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    ratioDave in QCA
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526
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    These have been repainted from the original. Nice job!
    Retired and loving it.
    Dave in QCA
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,533
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    The famed mattress radiators. I am about 50 miles from the MA Vermont line!!!!! :)
    Dave in QCA
  • steaminvt
    steaminvt Member Posts: 18
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    If this and its twin (same color scheme but with surface rust) were repainted, then it was long long ago. They are both located on the unused and , until recently, uninsulated third floor. Both appear to be mounted in their original location. Previous owner of 40 years didn't think much of them when I stipulated that they remain in the house. The one in the pic looks like old patina to me buy I have no point of reference.

    What seems odd is that this radiator brought safe steam heat to home owners and must have been installed in quite a few homes but they seem rare as hens teeth and little info shows up in goooogly searches. I figured there would a ready market buying and selling them (like other common radiators) but they are like ghosts.
    Dave in QCA
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
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    I would buy one
    Dave in QCA
  • Phil53
    Phil53 Member Posts: 73
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    Well I'd love to have Bernie and the radiator.
    FlashFotoDave in QCA
  • Tom_133
    Tom_133 Member Posts: 884
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    Lets not get political so we can all remain friends. ;) They are cool, lets see what steaminvt does with them.
    Tom
    Montpelier Vt
    Dave in QCA
  • Mike Cascio
    Mike Cascio Member Posts: 143
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    Wow, those are really cool to see still out there. What is the house being heated by since these mattress radiators are not working?
  • steaminvt
    steaminvt Member Posts: 18
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    A variety of radiators from fat lowboy (under windows) to stacked rectangular sections hung on a wall. The mattress is the most interesting, though. Why are there so few of these still around?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526
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    It was not a success in the market. The Reed and the Nason radiators killed it.
    Retired and loving it.
    Dave in QCA