Cast Iron Radiator Question

Re: Cast Iron Radiator Question

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:52 am

How do I hook up the pipes then with out the water all coming out? I guess this is just a lot of work. :(

Glenn
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Re: Cast Iron Radiator Question

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:01 am

Um use pex line with enough slack under the floor to be able to flip the radiator after its hooked up?
Or some kind of arrangement like this..
I'm just thinkin outside the box a bit 8-)

Valves on each end.. Fill it upside down, close the valves, install it, then open the valves..
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Re: Cast Iron Radiator Question

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:05 am

Not questioning your abilities, but I know for a fact that steam is not something you want to screw around with. Yes, those old cast are real pretty indeed. They already have a nipple on each chamber???
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Re: Cast Iron Radiator Question

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:12 am

Nope. I have to pit a bleeder on each fin or pipe them together. Also please keep in mind they won't be used for steam.

Thanks again,
Glenn
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Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: Cast Iron Radiator Question

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:17 am

ahhhh, good point---it's early ;)
grobinson2 wrote:Nope. I have to pit a bleeder on each fin or pipe them together. Also please keep in mind they won't be used for steam.

Thanks again,
Glenn
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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