114 year old hot water radiators

Wed, April 16, 2014 4:49 AM | Anonymous

This winter was severe.  Two of eight radiators sprung leaks.  Many coats of paint insulate and I am considering sandblasting.  One leak is between the radiator's panels. Is flushing radiators an option? Any direction where I may learn how  to DIY restore these beautiful works of cast iron art?  You tube has limited info.










  • Thu, April 24, 2014 4:32 PM | Anonymous
    Leonard, we're farming this out for feedback. Hang in there! Hope to have something specific for you soon.
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  • Thu, April 24, 2014 5:38 PM | Anonymous
    Leonard, I think if it were me I would go the soda blasting route and would contact local machine shops like ones that car aficionados use to rebuild engines. They have access to a lot of different dip treatments for cleaning, rust removal, etc. Then I would ask about powder coating. It sounds like you may need to go architectural salvage to replace the leaking ones. Anyway, I'll pass along whatever resources the "pros" send along to me.
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  • Fri, April 25, 2014 11:25 AM | Anonymous
    Check out this article...very informative: http://doyouspeakvintage.wordpress.com/
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