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NY Times

Today's paper has a photo with some radiators in the background and I'm trying to figure out what kind of system it is. There are two pipe connections, what looks like a TRV on one of the pipes and a steam vent on the radiator. The steam vent is on the same side of the radiator as the pipe connections. Comments?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/arts/television/real-world-homecoming-cast.html?searchResultPosition=1


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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,349
    2-pipe air-vent, with both pipe connections on the same end of the rads. Rads themselves look like they might be Bundys or similar.

    Unless the returns from the rads go into wet return lines, which would prevent steam from backfeeding into the rads from other rads, those TRVs are wrong.
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,966
    That picture looks to me as though it is staged... not sure I would trust any of it.
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    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 607
    I think that @Jamie Hall is right about the staging. The part that bothers me is that when I look closely at the picture I see that the people staring at the paranoid me as if I can answer all their questions.
  • bucksnort
    bucksnort Member Posts: 160

    I think that @Jamie Hall is right about the staging. The part that bothers me is that when I look closely at the picture I see that the people staring at the paranoid me as if I can answer all their questions.

    Kinda looks spooky. Like the next thing you would be thinking is why are they putting barbeque sauce on me and stuffing me in the oven. The one in the green looks hungry.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,989
    That’s a Reed radiator, so it would now be a two-pipe, air-vent system. 
    Retired and loving it.
    GrallertErin Holohan Haskell
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,185
    Which matches the observed installation. My guess is that the room really is heated via steam, as the odds of getting radiators piped in correctly on a movie set are pretty low.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,989
    The building is at 565 Broadway in Soho. Lots of these systems in that part of Manhattan.




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  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,185
    Beautiful. I wish we built stuff that pretty nowadays.