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  • rloring rloring @ 7:17 PM
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    Utica Cast iron baseboards?

    Hello, we building a new house here in Maine. I have several feet (85 or so) of nice cast iron baseboard radiators that I carefully removed from my OLD house, built in 1920ish. We had a Burnham boiler as well. I had these bead blasted and primed with high tempature primer.
    They look exactly like Burnham Base-ray and I plan on measuring them this weekend to compare to Baseray specs.
    My plumber noticed that the word UTICA is cast in on the back of these suspects they are UTICA Baseboards and new parts do not exist, or are really hard to get so he cannot use what I have!

    Question, are there Utica baseboards? Sorry for the rambling post, just wanted to give some background.
  • kcopp kcopp @ 5:13 PM
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    Most likely...

    they are utica. About every boiler maker at one time made cast iron radiators or baseboard.
  • Utica Baseboard

    Call Utica, they have a great service dept. they can tell you if parts are still available, or of burnham parts interchange
  • lchmb lchmb @ 9:04 PM
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    what new parts do you need?
  • rloring rloring @ 9:23 AM
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    Utica Parts

    Thank you for the replies. Yes There are Utica. I was able to mix-n-match and get the lengths I need. I was even able to tap (3/4-14NPT) a few ends to accept a plug.
    I am looking for hanger strips and connector sleeves.

    Next project is to find a good way to clean these things out.
    Thanks again, glad I found this resource.
    This post was edited by an admin on February 18, 2012 9:42 AM.
  • Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating @ 11:14 AM
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    Utica Baseboard

    The hangers should work, I would buy one connector sleeve, or push nipple, to see if it looks like the older ones you have connecting the baseboards now.
    This post was edited by an admin on February 21, 2012 11:16 AM.
  • NRT_Rob NRT_Rob @ 9:04 AM
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    be sure

    room by room load calcs are done in the new house. You have an opportunity to size your BB right only once before it gets a lot more expensive later.
  • rloring rloring @ 10:09 AM
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    Room Load Calcs

    Good point and thank you. My Plumber/Heating team has done that and my part is to build the runs with my existing baseboards.
    Can you tell me where I can order some sleeves and hangers to test fit? I know the exact dimensions of the sleeve. I should have kept the original hanger strips but they are gone.
  • NRT_Rob NRT_Rob @ 10:12 AM
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    I don't know CIBB parts that well. but if your utica/burnham pathway to clarity doesn't work out drop us a message with some specifics and I'll see if our distribution chain has anything.
  • mage182 mage182 @ 12:39 PM
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    I was able to get current parts for Burnham CIBB offerings at my local plumbing supply house. Turns out the push nipples and brackets will work with the sections of RadianTrim that I have, but not the old American Standard sections.

    Endcaps I have had no luck with. I might have to get creative and make something out of wood.

    Let me know if you make any progress.
  • rloring rloring @ 3:41 PM
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    Baseboard Hangers

    Hello and thank you for the comments so far.
    I am still looking for some hanger strips to mount these cast iron baseboards. I have attached an approximation of what I am looking for. Should I just go to a machine shop and get these made? I have about 40' of baseboards to hang in various lengths.
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