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    Question Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    Hey all! I'm new to the boards here and assume this question has been asked before, but a search turned up nothing.

    I just bought my first home and I'm doing some major renovation work on it, part of that includes updating the heating system (converting from old hotwater/radiator to forced air). I have 7 cast iron radiators that I've removed, but I'm unsure exactly what to do with them. There are a few that have matching intricate designs, and a few others that are obviously from different 'sets'. Are these valuable in anyway? A quick googling suggests selling them for scrap metal, but I've seen people on craigslist selling them for $100-200.

    Any suggestions? I'm in the Albany, NY area. Some pictures attached for reference (it only let me post 5).
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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    Howdy unless you locate a buyer that can haul them they are scrap metal value.

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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    When we converted our 20 unit apartment building from steam to hot water I had to track down about 10 radiators as some of the old steam ones leaked when we went to hot water. I checked curb lawns, junk yards, classified ads etc. I usually spend about $30 to $40 per radiator but I was the exception to the rule. People mostly convert from radiator hot water to forced air and most old radiators are just junk metal - what a shame. If you live near a big city some salvage junk dealer might be interested but you would have to haul it to his yard and he would probably pay $20 to $30 per radiator assuming they are leak free.

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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    I am looking for few none-leaking water radiators. wonder any one have them
    thanks

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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    Jeez, Rappo I wish you'd think twice before switching from forced hot water to forced hot air!

    The rads you have pictured are real old timers; I've lived in houses that had FHA and FHW & I would never have anything else now than FHW---the options in boilers, and convectors like rads, baseboard, sub-floor radiant, stainless steel rads, etc. are almost endless, as well as the endless options for zoning, later additions & modifications, etc.

    Air-bourne problems with allergy-sufferers from FHA are non-existent with FHW.
    Last edited by NashuaTech; 01-24-2011 at 01:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    Quote Originally Posted by rappo View Post
    Hey all! I'm new to the boards here and assume this question has been asked before, but a search turned up nothing.

    I just bought my first home and I'm doing some major renovation work on it, part of that includes updating the heating system (converting from old hotwater/radiator to forced air). I have 7 cast iron radiators that I've removed, but I'm unsure exactly what to do with them. There are a few that have matching intricate designs, and a few others that are obviously from different 'sets'. Are these valuable in anyway? A quick googling suggests selling them for scrap metal, but I've seen people on craigslist selling them for $100-200.

    Any suggestions? I'm in the Albany, NY area. Some pictures attached for reference (it only let me post 5).
    I am interested in at least one. I live in Albany and can pick it up. Thanks Mike
    Last edited by Cole; 02-11-2012 at 11:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    I have no idea how the boards work! I am in Albany NY and I need at least one radiator. I guess i can just watch the board to see how to reply. Thanks Mike Cole

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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    I'm in S.W. Minnesota. We are in the process of removing a few of our 105 yr. old radiators. They are ornate and don't leak. I would rather give them away to someone refurbishing and old house than dump them in a scrap yard.

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    Default Re: Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    I live in Saint Paul. It's a long shot, but do you still have those working hot water radiators?

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    Default Value of Old Cast Iron Radiators from Hot Water Heat System?

    My home has a hot water heat system and when the burner kicks on there are a series of loud knocks throughout the house.

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