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Tuttle and Bailey radiator

willy00
willy00 Member Posts: 1
Hi,
My old house has old T&B radiators and one of them is leaking water. My contractor said he has ever seen this type of radiator. If you have any idea about the location I can purchase the same one or anything alternatives which doesn't require piping works, would you mind letting me know?
I am in MA.

Thank you!

Comments

  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 178
    Please post a picture of this radiator. We need to see it both with and without the cover, if there is one.

    Bburd
  • willy00
    willy00 Member Posts: 1

    Thank you for your response. Here it is.
  • willy00
    willy00 Member Posts: 1


    Here is with the cover. I look forward to hearing from your comments.
  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 178
    edited March 18
    If your contractor has never seen one of those, he has very little experience in homes built in the early to mid-1950s. They are all over Massachusetts, but that style was not popular in residential construction for very long.

    It is rare for those to leak. It may be possible to solder the leak, or take it to an automobile radiator shop for repair.

    They are still manufactured, though they are mostly used in commercial construction today. The technical term is “cabinet convector”.

    There are several manufacturers. Here is one:

    https://www.sterlingheat.com/convectors

    Bburd
    willy00
  • willy00
    willy00 Member Posts: 1
    Oh thank you so much!!! Honestly, I was concerned about paying huge amount of $$ to replace the entire pipes and radiator etc. I will search around if there is anyone who can repair this. I really appreciate your sharing comments.
  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 178
    That’s what we’re here for. 😃

    Bburd
    willy00Erin Holohan Haskell
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