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Cast iron radiators of various sizes and shapes make an offer Danbury CT

Hello,
I have various sized cast iron hot water radiators available. I recently switched to forced air (no need to comment) and we no longer have a need for cast iron radiators. I was going to cut them up and take them to the scrap yard but these are coming out of an 1867 home and I am sure they might fit someone else's needs. Let me know if you are interested and I will supply pictures (no need to stuff the cloud full of data if no one is interested).
Thanks,
Ron
Danbury, CT

Comments

  • LS123
    LS123 Member Posts: 456
    hello @hutchinsron , could you send me some pictures of the rads? I want to take a look at them, and make sure I can attach them to my existing steam system. thanks you!
    Thank you!
    @LS123
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    This is a hot water system with water in on one side and water out on another. 
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,904
    @LS123 and @hutchinsron -- in which case they may well work, or work with one modification (;shifting the inlet from the bottom to the top, which is a bore but usually doable (I forget, @LS123 , whether you system is one pipe or two? If it's one, you wouldn't even have to do that -- plug the outlet and put in a vent) When you get pictures, if you don't post them on the wall, can you forward them to me and I will comment on them in that regard.

    For reference, it's going the other way -- from steam to hot water -- that causes headaches.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    LS123
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27

    LS123kcopp
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,750
    Maybe if he knows if inlet was on top or bottom would answer what he needs to know.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,904
    Those can be made to work, @LS123 .
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    LS123
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    These are about half the number I have but gives you the idea of what they are. All are fed by 1/2” copper. Total of 16 radiators. 
  • LS123
    LS123 Member Posts: 456
    @hutchinsron ... it appears to those type of rads cant be used for steam.... I thank you and @Jamie Hall
    Thank you!
    @LS123
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329
    @LS123 and @hutchinsron , those look like American "Corto" radiators. Whatever the brand, they were made to be used with either steam or hot-water. You just have to change the pipe connections and vent tappings.

    And yes, @hutchinsron , I'm going to say it- abandoning that system is not a good idea. That house will never be as comfortable with forced-air.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    LS123Erin Holohan HaskellethicalpaulRomanGK_26986764589
  • LS123
    LS123 Member Posts: 456
    @Jamie Hall @hutchinsron @Steamhead ... thanks for clarifying the post... I misunderstood that the rads would not work with steam... @hutchinsron will send you a note tomorrow. Thank you all
    Thank you!
    @LS123
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    Steamhead said:
    @LS123 and @hutchinsron , those look like American "Corto" radiators. Whatever the brand, they were made to be used with either steam or hot-water. You just have to change the pipe connections and vent tappings. And yes, @hutchinsron , I'm going to say it- abandoning that system is not a good idea. That house will never be as comfortable with forced-air.
    On the contrary we have been so much more comfortable with this set up. Before we had a cold kitchen and dining room and all on one zone (upstairs and downstairs) and now we have two zones and lower fuel bills (switched from oil to natural gas which was already in the house). 
    Most had advised against this conversion on this forum but we have been pretty happy so far. 
  • SteamCrazy
    SteamCrazy Member Posts: 89
    Hello, , Mr Hutchinson I maybe interested in the Radiator that hangs on wall. Do you still have it ?
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    Hello, , Mr Hutchinson I maybe interested in the Radiator that hangs on wall. Do you still have it ?
    Yes still on the wall. 
  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 564
    Wow, that is a cast-iron "goldmine."
    (Esp. for a chiropractor.)
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329


    Steamhead said:

    @LS123 and @hutchinsron , those look like American "Corto" radiators. Whatever the brand, they were made to be used with either steam or hot-water. You just have to change the pipe connections and vent tappings.

    And yes, @hutchinsron , I'm going to say it- abandoning that system is not a good idea. That house will never be as comfortable with forced-air.

    On the contrary we have been so much more comfortable with this set up. Before we had a cold kitchen and dining room and all on one zone (upstairs and downstairs) and now we have two zones and lower fuel bills (switched from oil to natural gas which was already in the house). 
    Most had advised against this conversion on this forum but we have been pretty happy so far. 


    Which means, you had the wrong people working on it.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    pecmsgethicalpaul
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,880
    Too late now but I do love using the radiators for drying my winter clothes, gloves, boots.
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    pecmsg said:
    Too late now but I do love using the radiators for drying my winter clothes, gloves, boots.
    That’s about all we are missing after disconnecting and moving to forced air. Cant replace that!
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    I have 16 in total. I have one that is spoken for (the one that is wall mounted in the picture above). These are free to a good home, as long as you provide the muscle and finesse to get them out of my house without damaging the house. Thanks all. I will begin disassembling these radiators in pieces in about 3-4 weeks.
    Thanks.
    kcopp
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 688
    ohhh rrrmmm

    Darn CT is like 8 hours from me. I would already be driving for the two smallest ones pictured if weren't for the drive. They're comparable in size and style to my bedroom rads and several downstairs. If I ever finish my attic, basement, or add on to the back...

    Still I hate to see good pieces like this in the scrap pile. I must ponder on this.
  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    Here are the radiators I have available and their sizes.












  • hutchinsron
    hutchinsron Member Posts: 27
    Tall
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  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 564
    That is a 'crazy nice' stash of cast iron. DO NOT SCRAP it!
    Someone should 'snatch' it! Must be a good 'rigger' though.
    Assuming some are on upper floors. (emphasis: nice antique hardwood floors!)
    hutchinsron