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Where can I find this radiator

rlc311
rlc311 Member Posts: 2
 I'm trying to find a replacement radiator.This is what I know. The radiators are built like older cast iron radiators for steam applications and suspended over the toilet in the bathroom.

Measuring:

Length 25"

Height 15"

Depth 2-1/2"

There are (4) 1" female fitting on the corners.

Anyone know where I can find this or what an alternative would be?

Comments

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,302
    If your looking for an exact replacement that might take some searching. Burnham, Castrads make CI radiation. Local scrap yards may have something.

    Others will respond there used to be a few places that kept and sold used radiators
    rlc311
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,897
    Why are you replacing it?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    rlc311mattmia2
  • rlc311
    rlc311 Member Posts: 2
    I work for a property management company and the engineer asked for help finding these because he needs to replace them. I'm not sure what is wrong with the existing units. 
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,525
    There is a radiator salvage company called Wagner Salvage that has lots of radiators. they have an eBay store online to look at the different options available. They will ship, but it ain't cheep. But might be cheeper that shipping brand spankin' new ones. https://www.ebay.com/str/wagnersalvage?_pgn=2 and they have a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wagner.salvage
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
    rlc311
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,933
    edited December 2023
    These are some old notes from Dan Holohan:

    Get in touch with Fran Fehey at A-1 New & Used Plumbing & Heating Supply in Somerville, MA. This place is like a supermarket of old radiators. Fran reconditions and tests each one and he ships anywhere. His email address is: [email protected]. and his website is http://www.antiqueplumbingandradiators.com

    Also in New England is Vermont Salvage. See their website at http://www.vermontsalvage.com. A lot more than radiators here!

    There's another terrific supplier in Montreal, Canada. They are Shafter Bros., Inc. Check out their website at: http://www.steamexperts.com/rads/

    If you're in the Washington D.C. area, check out The Brass Knob. They also have a website: http://www.thebrassknob.com/

    And if you're in Michigan, try Atlas Plumbing Supply, 3439 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
    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
    rlc311
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,489
    A-1 is out of business.
    Retired and loving it.
    rlc311
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,390
    That is a Charlston Pro from Runtal

    https://runtalnorthamerica.com/steam/
    rlc311Tommi68
  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 636
    that looks like a Castrad product
    Miss Hall's School service mechanic, greenhouse manager,teacher and dog walker
    rlc311
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,697
    I was Crestfallen when Fran Scuttled A1.  However, I did make it there a few years before.  I brought about 5 "Large" (5K) cash 💸 with me to outfit Old Hitchcock Farmhouse with about 8 restored, scrolled, fancy Steam Rads for my Brand New Vapor system. I had collected the other 5 outta old Long Island 🏝 Goldcoast Great Gatsby Mansions   I figured I had enough. I had enough for ONLY 3, but they were awesome.  All these old scrap yards are almost gone in The Greater New York Area  I know of one in the Bronx left.  Mad Dog 🐕 
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,390
    Tap on the radiator.
    if is lighter and steel then its a Runtal.
    If it is heavy its a Castrad.
    reggirlc311
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,260
    @Nick_Castrads may be able to help.

    We've also compiled this list of where to find used radiators: https://heatinghelp.com/systems-help-center/where-to-find-used-radiators/
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
    Mad Dog_2
  • Nick_Castrads
    Nick_Castrads Member Posts: 26
    @Grallert, @kcopp is on the money - it's a Runtal, not ours.

    @rlc311 we can definitely help you out with cast iron repalcements. Pipe centers may not be exactly the same though which could cause you some issues. If you send me your contact details to [email protected], I'll get in touch with specifics.

    The closest model we have has an interaxis distance of 16 ⅔", so there'd be a bit of work to do - perhaps you could bring the steam trap down by using a close nipple above the elbow.

    @Erin Holohan Haskell thanks for the recommendation.

    Mad Dog_2CLambkcopp
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,260
    Thanks @Nick_Castrads.
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,697
    Nick's Operation is First Class the product exquisite!   Mad Dog 🐕 
    guzzinerdNick_Castrads