Re: replacing baseboards with historic cast-iron radiators
Posted by Bob on August 04, 2002 at 07:43:05:
In response to Re: replacing baseboards with historic cast-iron radiators
: I have just purchased a beautiful Victorian house built in 1871. The heating system is a forced hot water system that feeds to baseboards throughout. The baseboards are old, partially broken, ugly, and just not appealing in such a historic building. I want to put in old fashioned cast-iron radiators which I can get for a steal locally. IS it possible and how does one go about doing this???

This is just my personal opinion,but I don't care for them. My daughter and son-in-law purchased a 50's vintage home with the old fashioned cast rads throughout the house. They collect dust terribly,at times are very noisey,take up too much wall space,and are a constant threat to young skulls. My 3 year old grand daughter was showing off her energy one day and tripped,
striking the edge of a rad. She wasn't hurt seriously,but it did take 3 stitches to close the wound on her forehead.

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