converting steam system

Old 11-12-08, 10:21 AM
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converting steam system

I am converting some steam radiators into hot water.

I have 3 radiators hanging horizontally in the basement ceiling.
They have 2 pipes going into them on one side at the same level, one being the steam and the other the return.

The other side has 2 pluged holes.

How do I pipe these radiators so that they work best?

Do I use the 2 holes currently on the one side as a supply and return, remuve a plug from the other side and insteall a bleeder valve or...

do Ipipe a supply into the hole closest to the boiler and a return diagonally on the other side where its currently plugged and if I do it like this, where does the bleeder valve go?

Any comments/suggestions are very much appreciated.
Old 11-13-08, 08:41 AM
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Horizontal Radiators

You need to pipe into one side at the bottom & out the other at the top. Regardless of how you pipe, getting the air out of a horizontally mounted radiator is going to be difficult. Also, some radiators are made specificly for steam.

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