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9326yssh
9326yssh Member Posts: 8
I Found this hanging of the Basment ceiling in old school building while checking out the heating system to see how we can make it produce steam faster and more quiet

Wonder if this is just a old radiator or something else

Thanks all


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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    It's a pipe-coil radiator. What's on the other side of that wall?
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  • 9326yssh
    9326yssh Member Posts: 8
    edited February 2023
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    It was built in to the wall throughout the years I can't see the other side

    there is a line that's coming back to the wet return picture attached
  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 934
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    Looks like the wall was added later, I have never seen a pipe coil radiator that was not entirely in one room.

    Bburd
  • 9326yssh
    9326yssh Member Posts: 8
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    What is the difference between pipe-coil radiator and the standard radiator. Just the material?
  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 934
    edited February 2023
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    A pipe coil radiator is literally built out of pieces of pipe. They were sometimes used in large areas like factories and gymnasiums in prewar construction.

    Bburd
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
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    looks like the ceiling in one area was dropped and the rad is up behind it