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 Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: Rodes (ME)

I Have a cracked, 2 foot section of AR & SS Radiantrim cast iron baseboard radiator. These sections make up a 14 foot stretch so I must get the same kind!! I would like to find a replacement section of the same make. Has anyone heard of this company and how can I get it?
Thanks,
John

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: e-plumber (NY)

Burnham, Governale and Slant Fin are popular around here, never heard of that brand...imported?

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: Rodes (ME)

They were installed here in Maine around '65. I don't think they are imported. Maybe they've been out of business for years. Any one know where one might look for salvage sections.

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: packy (MA)

unfortunately, in order to remove the 2ft. section, the whole 14 feet will have to be taken off the wall. there are one or two bolts holding the sections together. these bolts need to be removed to get things apart. sections are put together with "push nipples" and then bolted together for stability. baseboard sections come threaded left, threaded right or threaded both sides. besides needing the proper section, you will need 2 "push nipples" as well.
(best i can do for a picture)..
[www.weinstall.ca]
one end of your heater will have 2 threaded holes for the piping and the other end will have 2 holes similar to this picture. when you take the section off, the push nipples will either stay in the section you remove or stay in the section you want to keep or one stays in each.
i would get things apart and take the 2ft. section to a supply house to see if the holes matched up with a piece they have laying around. if the holes are the same size and they line up exactly, you can probably use that brand of heater. the sections will look different but if the holes are the same, it will work.
of course finding the exact match would be best but???

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: e-plumber (NY)

...and after going through all that it may be worth it to install a complete new run of baseboard, who knows what will get disturbed, (other push nipples), when things start moving around...

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"The society which scorns excellence in Plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an
exalted activity will have neither good Plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water." -
John William Gardner 10/8/1912 - 2/16/2002

Repair your leaking Plumbing fixtures ASAP [www.theplumber.com]
This slow drip will waste 7+ gallons of water per day.

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: Rodes (ME)

I have already dissambled the radiator sections. They are, as you said, bolted together with tapered nipples. In lieu of finding a replacement section that matches (of the exact same type) I can join it with the next section or scavenge a section from elsewhere in the house and install a slantfin elsewhere. Hopefully the nipples surfaces are in good enough shape to make the joint. If I can't positively identify the radiator, I am not so hopeful about getting a new set of tapered nipples. This is where it gets delicate.

The main purpose of the inquiry was to ask for any supply or salvage yard info that I might get. Having spoken to several heating and plumbing outfits in the area and having looked on the web, I have gotten zero information about this company (which maybe well out of business) or this specific type of radiator.

Still ISO Radiantrim 2ft section made by A.R. and S.S. Corp.

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: packy (MA)

google search for Radiantrim came up empty.

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: hj (AZ)

AR & SS is American Radiator and Standard Sanitary, which was shortened to American Standard, but I do not know if they still make that product since I have not installed any since the 50's.

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: pear14662 (MA)

I have some of these sections if you still need them

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: Prindy (IL)

I can sell you a 2' section of that baseboard. It's very good quality. Is your baseboard 8" high?

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: rps66299 (CT)

U still have the BB
Its a 2 foot piece push nipples on the left threads on the Right 8 Inches tall....

Let me know...

thanks
Rick j

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 Re: Cast Iron Baseboard Radiators
Author: rps66299 (CT)

U still have the BB
Its a 2 foot piece push nipples on the left threads on the Right 8 Inches tall....

Let me know...

thanks
Rick j

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