Cast Iron Radiator Question

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grobinson2
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 Highboy, and EFM 520 round door
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Harman Mark III, Stratford SC100, DutchWest 288 (With Coal Insert), Coalbrookdale Severn, Hitzer 50/93, Hitzer 354 Double Door, FrancoBelge La Normandie, DS Machine Anthramax
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Buck, Pea, Nut, and Stove
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1975 FlexBurn, Fisher Grandpa Bear, Vermont Castings DutchWest 224, Vermont Castings Defiant 1945
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Post Wed. Dec. 12, 2012 7:52 am

How do I hook up the pipes then with out the water all coming out? I guess this is just a lot of work. :(

Glenn

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Lightning
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Post Wed. Dec. 12, 2012 8:01 am

Um use pex line with enough slack under the floor to be able to flip the radiator after its hooked up?
Or some kind of arrangement like this..
I'm just thinkin outside the box a bit 8-)

Valves on each end.. Fill it upside down, close the valves, install it, then open the valves..

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Post Wed. Dec. 12, 2012 8:05 am

Not questioning your abilities, but I know for a fact that steam is not something you want to screw around with. Yes, those old cast are real pretty indeed. They already have a nipple on each chamber???
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grobinson2
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Posts: 322
Joined: Wed. Dec. 24, 2008 1:35 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 Highboy, and EFM 520 round door
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Harman Mark III, Stratford SC100, DutchWest 288 (With Coal Insert), Coalbrookdale Severn, Hitzer 50/93, Hitzer 354 Double Door, FrancoBelge La Normandie, DS Machine Anthramax
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Buck, Pea, Nut, and Stove
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1975 FlexBurn, Fisher Grandpa Bear, Vermont Castings DutchWest 224, Vermont Castings Defiant 1945
Location: Peach Bottom, PA

Post Wed. Dec. 12, 2012 8:12 am

Nope. I have to pit a bleeder on each fin or pipe them together. Also please keep in mind they won't be used for steam.

Thanks again,
Glenn

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Post Wed. Dec. 12, 2012 8:17 am

ahhhh, good point---it's early ;)
grobinson2 wrote:Nope. I have to pit a bleeder on each fin or pipe them together. Also please keep in mind they won't be used for steam.

Thanks again,
Glenn
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