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Any guess how old this radiator valve is?


Mad Dog_2

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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,711
    Wow..wait for Steamhead or Dan..they'll know...I'm gonna guess 1895-1905.  Mad Dog 🐕 
    cunninghamzach
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,725
    edited August 2023
    @cunninghamzach , more pics, please- from the other side of that "Weider" star, showing any labels on the top or side including around the shaft where the handle attaches, also what is on the radiator return connection. Once in a while we find a Vapor system (which this looks like) that has not been documented, so we started a list:

    https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/178152/a-listing-of-vapor-systems-that-dont-yet-appear-in-lost-art

    Where is this system located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • cunninghamzach
    cunninghamzach Member Posts: 17

  • cunninghamzach
    cunninghamzach Member Posts: 17
    Steamhead it was a vapor system, then they turned the house into a multi family so they split each floor with its own boiler. So it no longer is. Now that floor is just dry steam 
  • cunninghamzach
    cunninghamzach Member Posts: 17
    Only one of the radiators has a vent, why did they do that with a vapor system? 
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,725
    I can't make out the markings on the valve. But there's no way steam would work with just a valve at the top. There has to be a return connection, can we see that?

    That Weider thing may not belong to the heat system. So far I can't see where it would attach...............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    mattmia2
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,421
    edited August 2023
    Steamhead said:

    I can't make out the markings on the valve. But there's no way steam would work with just a valve at the top. There has to be a return connection, can we see that?

    That Weider thing may not belong to the heat system. So far I can't see where it would attach...............

    i'm thinking that might be flat on top of the valve under the handle and someone somehow worked it up partway on to the handle.

    but i also think it might just be some unrelated part someone stuck on the handle.

    It is still a vapor system, it isn't going to work well if you don't treat it as such. The vent is likely because whoever cut it up didn't know what they were doing and they are filling the returns with steam so that radiator couldn't vent properly.
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,711
    Joe "Weider" Ahhhnold's sponsor and bodybuilding mentor and Icon...Made a Fortune selling Protein powders and Muscle Magazines, Barbells and plates.  I've never seen the name anywhere else...Mad Dog 🐕 
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,421
    Mad Dog_2 said:

    Joe "Weider" Ahhhnold's sponsor and bodybuilding mentor and Icon...Made a Fortune selling Protein powders and Muscle Magazines, Barbells and plates.  I've never seen the name anywhere else...Mad Dog 🐕 

    It means "again" in german so likely not an uncommon name for germans.
    Mad Dog_2