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How to fix small radiator access "end caps?"

wcweaver3 Member Posts: 48
edited June 30 in THE MAIN WALL

Hi -

I have a hot water radiator system in my home. In my laundry room I have a very small radiator - 4'1" long, 9" tall and about 5" off the floor. This looks to be original to the house - about 1940. I've posted some pictures below. Both "end caps" of this radiator are rusted and beat up and are easily removed to show the bleed valve, etc. These end caps once had a metal access door on the front, but those are long gone, and someone screwed a rubber flap onto the front where those access doors once were (black part of the 2nd photo). Questions - 1) Are these access doors still made and, if so, where could I get two? and 2) If they aren't made, any suggestions as to how to repair these and what, maybe, to use instead of rubber flaps? Many thanks!


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,833

    What you have may be Burnham Baseray. See the attached

    PC7060Big Ed_4
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,003

    Not sure what brand that is, but if it's out of production you may have to have a replacement custom-made.

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  • wcweaver3
    wcweaver3 Member Posts: 48

    Burnham Baseray! That's it! With part numbers for the end caps! Thank you!!!!!

  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,827

    Man, you need part numbers to get anything today ….

    Back in the day the counter guy once worked in the field .

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

  • PRR
    PRR Member Posts: 168
    edited July 2

    Left: https://www.supplyhouse.com/Burnham-6074119-Left-Valve-Enclosure-Assembly-for-9A-Baseray-Baseboard-Heater

    Right: https://www.supplyhouse.com/Burnham-6074120-Right-Valve-Enclosure-Assembly-for-9A-Baseray-Baseboard-Heater

    About 40 bucks each. Left is 18 cents more than right????

    Go down, SupplyHouse has corners and fillers and other goodies.


  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,792

    Back in the day, the counter guy would risk providing the wrong part, angering the customer (and there were a lot fewer parts in the world). Part numbers help to remove that liability.

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  • DCContrarian
    DCContrarian Member Posts: 301

    "Left is 18 cents more than right????"

    Right is easier to install, you're not working across your body if you're right-handed…