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Old 03-22-2007, 09:18 AM   #21
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I`m with BT on this also, it looks like the end of a Radiator. I would guess that under that circular cap would be the bleed valve.

would probably look similar to this from the front: Radiator information - Search.com
okay, the bleed valve makes sense. Seems to be the best theory so far...
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:22 AM   #22
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On this, I can see the 2 bolts and that top middle valve thingy.

Guess who doesn't have anything to do until 11:00? This is fun.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:27 AM   #23
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Beth,

I can say without a doubt, the object is a radiator. Our old house, built in 1880, is filled with them. Some rather ornate, others quite pedestrian. One in the dining room is decorated with gold painted filigree designs. Rather lovely.

Our house was originally heated using a steam-powered boiler that fed the radiators. It boiler died quite a few years ago so we no longer use the radiators. We have a friend who has been systematically removing them for us and selling them for scrap.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:28 AM   #24
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Katie, sell them on Ebay! That's where I found this pic.
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We considered that, Jan, but even the smallest one takes two strong men to move. They are made out of cast-iron and weigh a bloomin' ton.

We haven't removed the largest ones yet. I suspect it'll take at least three, maybe four, to heave those suckers.
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Oh thank you Katie!!


Gosh, it does not look like any radiator I have ever seen


now I can go about my day
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We considered that, Jan, but even the smallest one takes two strong men to move. They are made out of cast-iron and weigh a bloomin' ton.

We haven't removed the largest ones yet. I suspect it'll take at least three, maybe four, to heave those suckers.
Yes, on Ebay the seller said that the purchaser must be willing to pick it up.
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Yes, on Ebay the seller said that the purchaser must be willing to pick it up.
Hee! Hee! Pick it up. Now there's the rub.
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On this, I can see the 2 bolts and that top middle valve thingy.

Guess who doesn't have anything to do until 11:00? This is fun.

This was fun, thanks for participating!!
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:59 AM   #30
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hey, what do i win?

i hope it's not the radiator.
i hauled 2 of them out of my basement on a hand truck by myself. i almost bust a gut.
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