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A friend saw this in a house In Connecticut today

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,916
There were five more in the basement. Still running since 1854. 


Retired and loving it.
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Comments

  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,877
    I am amazed that vent riser still is intact. Special vent ?
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 11,900
    Mattress radiator??
    CanuckerIntplm.
  • flat_twin
    flat_twin Member Posts: 317
    Yes, mattress radiator
    Intplm.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,813
    When there was Pride in the design and workmanship!
    MaxMercyIntplm.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 5,279
    Is that some sort of automatic vent or do they still have to open the vent to let the air out and the steam in?
    CLamb
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 179
    That inlet is the original that was installed on those radiators and I don't remember the venting except maybe something about the nipples or dimples but I've probably snuck into Dan's time machine once to often and rode without a seatbelt so I'm a bit fuzzy on that. .
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,916
    I think the vent is original. The tube extends to the bottom of the mattress. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,699
    And if it was never overpressured, the whole thing will probably be working still, long after we are!
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    mattmia2jim s_2
  • ChicagoCooperator
    ChicagoCooperator Member Posts: 323
    The design of the indentations looks so modern high-concept! Is there a good diagram somewhere for the venting?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,916
    The patent is in the Heating Museum but it shows it on a hot water system. For steam, it’s nothing more than extension of that tube, which reaches down to the bottom of the radiator. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,025
    Simply awesome!!!
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

    reggi
  • SteamCrazy
    SteamCrazy Member Posts: 89
    That it so cool man. Love it.
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 179
    Simply awesome!!!
    Thinking of piping yours ?
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question