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Radiator replacement seals

tecsol1tecsol1 Member Posts: 10
I have a number of Corto Radiators that I need to disassemble and replace the seals. Is there a good source for the packing seals that are used?

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  • EdTheHeaterManEdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 1,557
    I believe they are connected with push nipples but I would need to do more research. many radiators of that time are assembled with push nipples.

    Here is something interesting
    https://heatinghelp.com/assets/documents/American-Radiator-Co-Corto-1922.pdf

    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?
  • EdTheHeaterManEdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 1,557
    edited January 13
    After reading the PDF I recently referred to it appears that your radiators use a left thread/right thread joining nipple. I believe you can make the gasket from standard gasket material. Others with more experience may have an outlet for the gaskets I'm not familiar with.

    Here is an interesting video about your query.

    I'm not sure these will fit your old radiators but you never know.
    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?
  • tecsol1tecsol1 Member Posts: 10
    Thanks Ed!!

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