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  • Lemley Lemley @ 7:14 PM
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    Radiator feet pedestal?

    After renovation, I am installing a new radiator but would like to have it a little higher to vacuum beneath. Another removed radiator had four pedestals to go under the feet (picture attached). I'd like something like them to raise the new radiator (possibly higher). But, I have no idea what they are called. Does anyone know? Plus, can you get them anywhere? Or, am I stuck with making my own? 
  • Dan Holohan Dan Holohan @ 3:17 PM
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    I would use

    Plastic checkers.
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  • Gordo Gordo @ 6:01 PM
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    Casting Radiator Pedestals

    All Steamed Up, Inc.'s Foundry Division, located near our World Headquarters in Towson, Md has gone into (very) limited production of these very items.

    They are available in aluminum alloy, brass and soon, we hope, cast iron.
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  • Dan Holohan Dan Holohan @ 9:11 PM
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    Okay, I'd use those instead.

    Do they come in black and red? ;-)
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  • Gordo Gordo @ 11:17 PM
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    The Customer Can Have Any Color They Want

    as long as it is silver or yellow!
  • gerry gill gerry gill @ 10:44 PM
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    You guys are awesome Gordo!

    now i know where to get them ;)
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.
  • RobG RobG @ 7:57 PM
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    I love it!!

    Are you guys gonna buy a foundry and start making your own boilers? I never know what you'll come up with next.

  • Gordo Gordo @ 11:14 PM
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    We Would Very Much Like To Make Our Own Steam Boiler

    We would like to melt down scrap h**t p*mps as our base metal for them, too!

    BTW, the radiator feet we make use scrap gas valves as base metal.

    We'd need a lot more capital, however. 

    Anybody want to get in on the ground floor on this venture?
  • KC_Jones KC_Jones @ 9:05 AM
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    So does one just come to your location to buy these?  I am actually only about an hour from you and I might be interested in buying some (quantity depends on price and what I can afford lol).  Or do you only use/sell these to customers you do work for?
    Just another homeowner trying to find his way through.
  • RobG RobG @ 5:05 PM
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    I happen to know of a manufacturing plant in Dundalk that is for rent. It is formerly known as HydroTherm :) Honestly, if you decide to do it let us know. Capital is always there for the right idea.

  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 11:51 PM
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    Rob, please

    send us the info.
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  • JStar JStar @ 5:15 PM
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    If anybody here ever opens their own foundry, count me in for voluntary work.
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    Guaranteed performance. Guaranteed energy savings.

    Serving all of NJ, NYC, Southern NY State, and eastern PA.
    Consultation anywhere.
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  • KC_Jones KC_Jones @ 9:01 AM
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    You guys can develop a 3 pass GAS boiler since Burnham doesn't seem to want to do it!
    Just another homeowner trying to find his way through.
  • Gordo Gordo @ 10:45 PM
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    That is Our Dream!

    Why not do what is necessary to bring Steam into the 21th century?
  • Hap_Hazzard Hap_Hazzard @ 5:11 AM
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    Gas-Fired 3-Pass Steam Boiler?

    Where do I sign up to get one of those?
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S

    3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Jason Jason @ 10:33 PM
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    Radiator lifts

    Us boiler usually has them in stock. I have gotten them there before.
  • ChrisJ ChrisJ @ 10:47 PM
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    Oh if someone would just release a 90% AFUE NG steam boiler.

    Can you imagine?
    Weil-McLain EG-45 connected to 392sqft of radiation via two 2" risers into a 3" drop header and 2" equalizer. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

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  • Hap_Hazzard Hap_Hazzard @ 11:31 PM
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    I can.

    All it would take is a countercurrent heat exchanger. The problem with conventional boilers is that the media on both sides of the heat exchanger are convecting upwards. With a power burner, you could, theoretically, blow the flame in at the top of the vessel and vent it from the bottom. This allows the hottest flame to be adjacent to the hottest steam, and as it loses heat, the steam/water is cooler, so the heat transfer is maximized throughout the process.

    There's probably some technical reason why this can't be done easily--I'm sure other people have thought of this before--but if there's a problem to be solved, I wouldn't bet against these guys solving it.
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S

    3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
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