Cast Iron Steam Radiator

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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        How do you know how big your steam cast iron radiator should be?

      • #292025
        Avatar photoSylvanLMP

          Wow what a loaded Question HOW big should a boiler be?

          Well for starters I would take the length and the height and the width of the room in question to get my cubic foot area

          It would also be a wonderful idea to get a heat loss chart to figure out how many BTU’s your going to lose from windows and non insulated walls.

          The average degree day temperature should also be taken into consideration so your not over sizing or under sizing the BEST heating is the cast Iron radiators

          Most folks take the area of the room call a supply house (plumbing) and say giveme sumting that will be heatin this space as the stumblebums can not be concerned about book stuff that may confuse them


          You can Contact Harold as he is the EXPERT we EXPERTS contact.

          Look for his postings and his web site HE is the best of the best. Shalom

        • #292026
          Avatar photoHarold Kestenholz

            You can find the radiator sizing and heat loss estimate information at

          • #292027
            Avatar photoSylvanLMP

              In reply to message posted by Harold Kestenholz:
              You can find the radiator sizing and heat loss estimate information at

              Why complicate a question with facts?

              Cant they make a one size fits all JUST turn up the temperature of a hydronics system Or more pressure for a steam system?

              Pressure temperature relationship or something like that?

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