Cast Iron Radiators

Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:49 am

Greg you can get a blood test for lead and the remedy is simple, just time consuming. It's called Chelation and it's an IV that "grabs" the lead and you excrete it. The side effect of Chelation is that it also "grabs" build-ups in the circulatory system. Both my parents had it for partial blockages. My mother went to another doctor for it and never told her MD she had it done. He couldn't figure out how the partial blockage in her Carotoid artery disappeared. It's not excepted in the medical community for that use, mostly because it would lower the frequency of bypass surgery and take lots of money out of the orthodox medical organization's pockets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelation_therapy

http://holisticonline.com/Chelation/hol_chelation.htm

Then there are the critics:

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter. ... ifier=4493
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Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:01 pm

I guess I need to see if my doc looks for lead or other odd stuff in my annual blood tests... last time he went nuts over my PSA... it was nothing.. but better safe than sorry.

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Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:34 pm

Heavy metals are not something that are tested for routinely, as far as I know.
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Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:37 am

You're correct, John. Heavy metals are rarely tested.

Several years ago, a friend of mine sold his body shop and within months lost most of his sight. In searching for a cause they detected extremely high levels of metals in his system, most notably lead. Turns out that the probable cause is Lyme not the metals, but it got me thinking. Next time I went for my blood I checked the box for lead testing. My doctor questioned why he had requested it. I came clean and explained that I had checked the box and why. At least we now have a base line to go by. That lead him to question other patients like me and also an EPA employee who is also one of his patients.

30 years of spraying all of the chemicals in automotive paint can take its toll on your body. Luckily for me everything is OK. My dad had required us to use a fresh air supplied hood and full tyvek suits after the Bhopal India Union Carbide incident. Those same polyisocyanates are a big additive in flex agent back then and in the urethanes we spray today.



Rick
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Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu May 10, 2012 1:39 pm

I have started looking online for radiators. They have become very expensive!

For example, someone is selling a newly painted 22 fin (40" wide x 6" deep x 22" tall) for $ 250.00 dollars.

What about the old Burnham "base board" type cast radiators? I can't make a judgement call on their surface area vs the upright sectional type.
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Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: jim d On: Thu May 10, 2012 2:16 pm

EWF burnam base ray is 3.4 sq' per lineal ft. thats the 9A 230 btus persq. ft. as far as the rad. sizing chart you cango to the coaljack.com site & click on rad sizing chart
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Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu May 10, 2012 3:21 pm

Thanks Jim!

I have posted the link to your radiator sizing chart on here before. Very good information.

All cast iron radiators are basically comparing an apple to apple right, the most important consideration is surface area (sq ft per lineal) correct?
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Re: Cast Iron Radiators

PostBy: jim d On: Thu May 10, 2012 5:02 pm

sq.' per on base board only that is 9" or 9A rads are on the chart 230 x3.4 = btus per lineal ft.
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