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Weight convern generated by wall mounted radiator

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01-06-14, 10:24 AM   #1  
Weight convern generated by wall mounted radiator

I am considering installing a cast iron style steel radiator in the basement of my 1930 home. The radiator weights 60lbs (empty) dimensions are 23.6 inches high, 31 inches wide and 5 inches deep. It has 3 columns but I don't know how many gallons of water it holds or then the total weight of the radiator when full of water. I would like to install the radiator on the wall where it would be attached to two 2x6 studs that are load bearing. Should I be concerned about the weight on those two studs over time? The studs makeup a portion of a 20foot long load bearing wall studs are covered with plaster and lath.

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01-06-14, 11:01 AM   #2  
Moved post to carpentry... You'll get better help here............

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01-06-14, 12:52 PM   #3  
I don't think it would be any worse than wall mounting a large TV or flat screen which is often done to 2x4 framed walls. You've got the benefit of 2x6 which will allow you to easily use nice, long screws.

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