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3 Pipe Hydronic Baseboard

tslaw007
tslaw007 Member Posts: 5
Good afternoon. My father in law claimed a guy demoing a house gave him cast iron baseboard. I was intrigued so I went to look at it. I’m no metallurgist but from the back this doesn’t look like cast iron and it doesn’t feel heavy enough. The front makes it look like cast iron. Do any of you know what this is? Thanks.

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,752
    Not cast-iron- and I've never seen the name "Dombino" before. Where was it installed- i.e. maybe under a plate-glass window?
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  • tslaw007
    tslaw007 Member Posts: 5
    Thanks for the quick response. I knew it was too good to be true. I have cast iron on my second floor but my first floor has fin tube. I was hoping to replace the fin tube. Oh well. Thanks again.
  • tslaw007
    tslaw007 Member Posts: 5
    I’m not sure where it was installed. The guy has a lot more of it so I’m guessing the house was full of it.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 20,416
    Easy enough to figure out what the metal is -- though I'm going to bet that various parts are different metals. A magnet and a file...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,856
    > @tslaw007 said:
    > I’m not sure where it was installed. The guy has a lot more of it so I’m guessing the house was full of it.


    Not what room silly, what state?
  • tslaw007
    tslaw007 Member Posts: 5
    I guess the “under a plate glass window” threw me. It’s in Chicago. Haha.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,752
    I checked the Byrley "Hydronic Rating Handbook" and the only illustration I could find of baseboard that had 2 levels of piping was made by Kritzer. They look quite different from your pics, but one might use those ratings as a starting point.
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    Towson, MD, USA
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  • tslaw007
    tslaw007 Member Posts: 5
    Thanks Steamhead. I’m guessing that it has a higher rating than what I have but probably not worth the amount of work necessary to retrofit it.