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radiator repair

matt_20 Member Posts: 1
Being new to the old hot water heat systems this FYI may make some of you say DAH! When I decided to take some of my cast radiators apart for repair I found that wedges made out of oak worked in prying apart the sections. But what worked GREAT was a plastic wedge I use in cutting wood. I swear I hit the thing with a framing hammer no more that 6-7 times and the sections were free to pry apart. Maybe I was lucky but it sure worked!


  • Len Hoyt
    Len Hoyt Member Posts: 1
    Radiator repair parts

    Where do you find radiator repair parts?
    I removed an old cast iron radiator to install carpeting and broke the fitting that connects the radiator to the shut-off valve. I was able to get the broken part out of the radiator, but don't know where to find a replacement.
    Any help is appreciated.
  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
    rad repair

    you ned to replace the valve and the spud that broke there is a differance between the shut offs made for steam and hot water
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928

    Radiator valves (both steam and hot water) are still made and geometry hasn't changed. Any plumbing house should be able to order--some big ones where that sort of heat is still common should stock. As mentioned, make sure you specifiy steam or hot water when ordering.
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