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Use for old hot water radiator's ??

Post in 'The Green Room' started by Mainely Saws, Mar 24, 2010.

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  1. Mainely Saws

    Mainely Saws Member

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    I ve got a number of old hot water radiator's of various sizes & was looking for a way to put them to good use . I heat with wood & gas forced hot air but I was wondering if they might be used in a batch solar water heater . They are heavy so that's kind of a drawback , any ideas ?????

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    OOohhh....You oughta skip right over to the boiler section of this forum and post this. Those hot water guys will start to drool. Many put those back into use in water boiler setups.

    Mater of fact - if you can get ahold of a mod - that may be the better place to post this (depending on your intentions).

    Now if your just looking to make use of them in some other way - I got nothin'
  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    i have seen mounds of them at the scrap yard.
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    btuser Minister of Fire

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    Depends on how pretty they are. If they're square and plain jane it's not so great, but if they're embossed and have intricate scroll work they can be pretty valuable. As far as heat storage goes, steel and cast iron have about the same specific heat capacity, which is about 15% of H20. Its the water that holds the heat, not the metal.
  5. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    I still use these in homes i remofel but try to find a way to hide the bulk in aninterior wall or under the floor. THe are hard to beat as they stay warm long after the finned baseboard has cooled down.
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