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radiator sizing

another issue. Existing leaking rad is 6 tube by 5 section; standing 36" tall. No one makes that configuration. OCS, if buying new, indicating must go with a 6 tube 6 section but at 25" . Gentleman claims it won't heat room. Unit currently in corner, , 12 x 12 room- Uncertain what options could consider now?

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  • AdmiralYoda
    AdmiralYoda Member Posts: 627
    Your existing radiator has an EDR of about 6 per section for a total of 30.

    The 6 tube, 25 inch is going to have an EDR of 4 per section for a total of 24.

    How does the existing radiator heat the room now?  Just right?  Too hot, too cold?
  • Mark929
    Mark929 Member Posts: 72

    Your existing radiator has an EDR of about 6 per section for a total of 30.

    The 6 tube, 25 inch is going to have an EDR of 4 per section for a total of 24.

    How does the existing radiator heat the room now?  Just right?  Too hot, too cold?

    it would say just right. it's piping is in the corner- in a 12x12 daughters room. no one has 36" ..
  • Mark929
    Mark929 Member Posts: 72
    I'm able to find a refurbished 5 tube 5 section for $600... is this good, size wise?
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,156
    edited December 2020
    That price seems pretty high, is it a exact fit for your old unit?  Regarding the height and size, forget new and try a architectural salvage place. My local place in Richmond has a great selection, all tested, at prices from $200-$400. 
    Mark929