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Italian Flue Ornamental?






8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,950
    edited July 2022
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    Either that or Aetna Flue- see "E.D.R." page 57.
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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,157
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    Awesome Radiator and really nice wall treatment too

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    That radiator is in stunningly good shape. Very impressive.
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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    The heating system in this Berkeley house is quite unusual. Above each thermostat are two switches. One turns on the radiators and the other turns on the radiant (Ultra-Fin). Depends what you’re in the mood for. 
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    Alan, you really know how to find the good stuff. Thanks!
    Retired and loving it.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,396
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    nice!
    Incredible wood behind and under the radiator
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
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    @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes that looks like the American Radiator Company's Zenith Window Flue Radiator. Seen here from The Ideal Fitter (1904).


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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Thanks, Erin. Great detective work!

    I was told that the wall paneling was brought over from Hawaii; some exotic species.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    The wood appears to be Koa and amazingly it has (most prominent in the very first photo) a somewhat similar pattern as the vines on the the radiator... Perhaps not by chance ? Interesting pieces .. Thanks 
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    @Erin Holohan Haskell Page 86 in my Ideal Fitter (21st edition) doesn't show the Zenith radiator, nor can I find one anywhere in the book. Which edition do you have?


    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,950
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    I looked for it in the Museum, no luck. @Erin Holohan Haskell ?
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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
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    @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes and @Steamhead it's The Ideal Fitter that was published in 1904. I'll take a look when I get back to our library and let you know the edition number.

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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
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    @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes and @Steamhead I'm not seeing an edition number, but the cover and binding are in rough shape and the book could have lost some pages along the way. It does say January, 1904.

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    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes