I recently have a need to replace some baseboard hot water radiators
that did a horable job of heating, and a freind just happened to
replace his whole system radiators and all, so I have the opportunity
to get some free radiators but his system was steam. Can I convert
the steam radiators to hot water by just plugging the steam port?
If they are 2 pipe type radiators with connections between sections both
top and bottom they have been used for hot water.
But if they are single pipe radiators, with sections only connected at the
bottom they may not work so well (impossible to vent air without a vent on
each section). They work for steam because steam is lighter than air and
pushes air down and out to the last section where it is vented from an
automatic air vent.
Steam radiators in general will not give off their steam rated amount of
heat when used with water, which needs to be considered when sizing for
the heat load.
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