Radiators - Steam Heat


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Old 05-17-03, 12:41 PM
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Question Radiators - Steam Heat

We live in a house that was built in 1915. Radiators are in most of the rooms. The radiator that I am most concerned with is in our kitchen. It's height is taller than our counter so we are losing precious counter space. I would like to replace the radiator with a shorter version. My question is: where can I purchase these in the United States? and; what is involved with the replacement?

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Pam Haight
 
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Old 05-17-03, 01:14 PM
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Rads can be had at plumbing and heating wholesales. They are not normally an item that can be purchased at the retail level due to their specialised nature.
If you persist you may be able to buy one yourself but would need to know what to ask for.
The unit would be piped in with iron pipe and you would need to be able to thread pipe to be able to replace it.
If you plan to build a counter over the replacement rad you may alter the air flow pattern and affect the heating of that room.
A small fan forced steam unit heater that can be built in might be what you need.

Probably a job best left to a steamfitter.
 
 

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