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cast iron radiator resale value

Blackmajah Member Posts: 12
Do cast iron radiators have any resale value? I have American Standard radiators that are 4 tube, 20" high, and sections range from 8, 13, 10, 19. One is 7 tube , 22" high, and 24 sections.

Does anyone buy old radiators?


  • toearly_2
    toearly_2 Member Posts: 78

    I just bid a job tha requires rads.
    Where are you located ?

    Drop me a line.

    [email protected]

    607 226 0451


    > Do cast iron radiators have any resale value? I

    > have American Standard radiators that are 4 tube,

    > 20" high, and sections range from 8, 13, 10, 19.

    > One is 7 tube , 22" high, and 24

    > sections.


    > Does anyone buy old radiators?

  • scott75
    scott75 Member Posts: 101

    I have heard in the past they can be sold for $10/section, repardless of how big or small the sections are. Don't know how accurate this is or if the price varies by the location but that's in PA. Hope this helps.
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    $10.00/sect. ?????

    Ten/sect. sounds high since new Governale(tube) are going for $11.00/sect in this area. I buy used for $2.00/sect.as is. If someone offered me $100.00 for all I'd jump on it.
  • jim lockard
    jim lockard Member Posts: 1,059
    I have

    sold used rads in Jan for 100.00 each but for the rest of the year 20.00 to 30.00 each if you pickup.
  • Paul_33
    Paul_33 Member Posts: 3
    cast iron radiator

    sitting next to a 25 section any bidders
  • jim lockard
    jim lockard Member Posts: 1,059
    I'LL bid

    one sore back and 2 days to recover.
  • Joel_18
    Joel_18 Member Posts: 18
    Price O' Rads

    $11.00/sec for Governale, where is this?
  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 762

    I salavage many radiators. I sell them for about $10 a section for the 27" to 32" high ones. The lower ones can bring a little more, and the taller ones too. The nice decorative ones can bring more than double that. I charge extra for air testing, sand blasting, fitting with new valves, and transporting them. I have gotten good at pulling out old plugs and bushings when converting from steam to hot water. I also invested in a power stair climber, which was the best thing I ever did. Here is a photo of one that I just sold for $250.

    Dave in Denver
    Dave Stroman
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    Holy Mackerel !

    WOW !!! If you got $250.00 for that rad, I must have about $10,000 worth of rads in my shop. If I post pics will you give me $5,000.00 for all?
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    I'll tell you where

    My supplier in Newark,N.J. Used to get them for $18.00/sect. until I saw the truck unloading one day. Went straight to the horses mouth and saved $7.00/sect. I know even he sells for $19.00/sect. to people off the street.
  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 762

    You have to realize that I do not pay money for the rads I get. I pay for them in the sweat that it takes to move them out of the job sites to a storage unit, and the rent spent on storing them until I can sell them. Belive me, I am not getting rich selling rads. Most of the ones I sell are part of a larger remodel where they are adding or replacing rads.
    Here is one I sold for $100. It was a very small one that fit perfectly into the space available. By the time I pressure tested it, sand blasted it, and primed it, the cost was $275.

    Dave in Denver
    Dave Stroman
  • Dave Bush
    Dave Bush Member Posts: 155
    Looks great

    You do a nice job on them, Dave.

    A hundred bucks for that seems like, well, not enough...
  • Jen Jasuta
    Jen Jasuta Member Posts: 1
    need radiator testing/restoration near philadelphia, pa.

    I will be purchasing 40± radiators for use in renovating a large building. These radiators need to be sand blasted / cleaned and tested for a hot water system. Also need bleed valves installed in at least some of the radiators as they will be installed in a loop configuration. Any specialists out there? Thank you!
  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 762

    Those are the nicest kind of rads. They clean up so nice. Some people like the look of bare cast iron. Just put a clear sealer on it.

    Dave in Denver
    Dave Stroman
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    Nice rad.

    Beautiful work.$100.00 seems a little on the lean side.Nice stuff. Where are you located?
  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 762

    I live in Aurora, CO. A subburb of Denver.

    Dave in Denver
    Dave Stroman
  • Jeff_32
    Jeff_32 Member Posts: 19
    Where in Newark, NJ

    could I find old radiator? I live in Bloomfield, and need one to complete my project!!
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    How big

    you need it. I have a few in my garage in Rutherford. You'd be welcome to take a look if you like. Ones in Newark are bought new, not used.
  • DigitalBob
    DigitalBob Member Posts: 15
    Radiators for sale

    I have multiple rads (mostly Peerless and Weil-McClain) for sale. I am in the Cincinnati area. The posted pic is a Peerless 7 section I have in multiple configurations from 7 to 16 sections. Second is a single section of a 5 section beast that weighs more than all of my ex-wives combined. The rest are just a few assorted odds and ends including a few very thin/short ones. I can be reached here or by phone at 513-227-2730 or 859-331-3321. Thanks
  • Jeff_32
    Jeff_32 Member Posts: 19
    I need the scroll-

    topped, victorian style.....
  • David_19
    David_19 Member Posts: 10

    Looking for a radiator to fit in a kitchen remodel, 18 - 24"h x 10-14" d x 3-4'w. Close to Michigan or able to ship.
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    Right !

    Good Luck !!!!!
  • Thad English
    Thad English Member Posts: 152


    I don't know about testing but Brooks Powdercoating in West Chester (I think) does great work. I have their card and will reply to this later this evening since I can't seem to locate them online now. They sandblasted and powdercoated 2 96 year old rads for me and they look brand new now. Pricing is based on size of rad and detail, but I thought it was still reasonable.
  • mheidgerken
    mheidgerken Member Posts: 1
    Radiators for sale in Iowa

    We are remodeling a house from 1917 and there are 10 radiators in the house that are an off white.. one has decoration on it, the others are relatively plain but very sleek and they are in great condition. We would love to keep them but have babies in the house and don't want to deal with it. Please reply if you would be interested, we live in Iowa City, IA I can email photos!
  • bialeckid
    bialeckid Member Posts: 1
    For Sale

    I have cast iron radiators for sale, They are 38" H the W multiple great shape, remodeling my house and I think they would do better in a house then a scrap yard.

    Can provide pictures and complete measurements of all of them (6 total).
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,472

    are you taking them out? You do realize that whatever else you put in, with the possible exception of radiant floors, will not provide anywhere near the comfort and efficiency of your radiators? 
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • valsmi01
    valsmi01 Member Posts: 1
    in need

    I'm looking for 5 - 6 radiators
  • alheim
    alheim Member Posts: 68

    Where are you located?
  • idalou
    idalou Member Posts: 1
    I need a radiator that is 16,000-19,000 BTU. My plumber miscalculated a heat load and put in a radiator that was too small, and hauled away the perfectly good one. The rest of rads in the house are Mckeesport 7 tube window style (16-17 inches high, 12 inches deep) The one hauled away was the same style, 31 sections. I was relocating that one, so a different size/shape could work if you have one. Any info appreciated.
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
    Cast iron radiators,cast iron tubs, the only way to go….my opinion...
  • becca6711
    becca6711 Member Posts: 2
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    Why are they being removed? They should be worth more to you than to anyone else. A hot water system has the potential to be more comfortable, and to use less fuel than any other, if properly installed, and maintained.--NBC
  • dasterndastern
    dasterndastern Member Posts: 1
    Pulled out a super old boiler from our house, decided to go with hot water heat, so we have 11 old radiators to get rid of - along with 5 radiator covers... any thoughts on the best place to sell there? Or is there a market?
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,305
    Where are you at? Craigslist is always an option.....
  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    edited August 2015
    You could post pics and dimensions here. I'm assuming this was steam? Do you have any wall-hungs?
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
  • Charlie430
    Charlie430 Member Posts: 3
    I have 3 antique cast iron hot water radiators in Dubuque Iowa if anyone is looking. All are in great working condition - have just removed and replaced with slim line versions for smaller footprint in 3 rooms.

    Two have feet:
    #1: 38"H x 14"L x 8"D - 6 sections (view from front), 5 columns (view from side)
    #2: 38"H x 30"L x 9"D - 12 sections, 3 columns
    One is a wall mount:
    #3: 28"H x 39"L x 3"D - 18 sections, 1 column

    I can send pictures.
  • SethO
    SethO Member Posts: 2
    Looking for some small radiators for 12' x 12' bedrooms as well as how to install them here in Vermont. New hot water boiler.
  • SethO
    SethO Member Posts: 2
    Looking for small units in Vermont
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,305
    did you look on craigslist? Some one in Brattleboro had a bunch.

  • betzy1313
    betzy1313 Member Posts: 1
    Hello everyone !! I'm selling this in Philadelphia area interest in all them let me know.