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How much would this cast iron radiator weigh?

eclecticmn Member Posts: 120
Radiator is 5 tubes, 8 inches wide, 20 high, 25 sections (5 feet long).
Is there a source with weights of radiator sections?
How would you move such a radiator? What equipment and how many people?
Home owner near Minneapolis with cast iron radiators, one non working slant fin now ripped out, and hot water heat.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,100
    Couple of hundred pounds, easy.

    How you go about moving it depends on how far you plan to go with it -- and whether it is up and down or all on one level. What I've done for going any distance at all is lay it on a hand truck -- a sturdy one -- on its side. If it's all on one level, one could also use a good big furniture dolly. Strap it on well -- actually, using an appliance truck with the built in strap is a good idea if you have one. Going up and down stairs is quite doable, just ease it down a step at a time. Not a bad idea to have someone tailing onto a rope. Never EVER let someone be below the truck. Going upstairs will be a LOT easier if the hand truck has stair climbers on it. Either way may take the effort of two or more strong people...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • delcrossv
    delcrossv Member Posts: 502
    2 guys with straps and harnesses if there are stairs involved. Else like Jamie says.
    Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 20,725
    5 feet long! I'll bet 4- 500 lbs. easily

    From some older posts.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,099
    delcrossv said:
    2 guys with straps and harnesses if there are stairs involved. Else like Jamie says.
    What @delcrossv said.