jb weld on hot water cast iron rads


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Old 02-10-07, 11:19 AM
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jb weld on hot water cast iron rads

used on 2 rads spilt on the tube where the cast is a molded seem aprox 8" long due to ice damage. Any thoughts on how long this may last. I dropped the pressure to 4psi (the boiler is only 6' below the 1st floor rads). I'm concerned that the splits will continue to run. I was unable to drill holes at the ends of the cracks do to inaccesability. The rads are screw type (no rods) therefore I won't attempt to replace middle sections of these 28"h x 6'l 5 column rads. Any thoughts on getting these monsters in a 1st floor unit in one piece and how long the jb weld might last.
 

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Old 02-10-07, 12:33 PM
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JB Weld is good stuff but it is a crap shoot. It may last many years or it could give up today. There is no telling. Radiators of that size are mega heavy. It will take a crew of strong backs to get a new one in place in one piece. People who do this regularly have equipment to make the job a lot easier.
 
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Old 02-10-07, 01:52 PM
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thanks

appreciate the input grady.
 
 

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