Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Radiator Graveyard

The last week, we visited what we affectionately call "the radiator graveyard" a couple times.

It's the place in Chicago where many radiators that are pulled from buildings in Chicago go, to wait for their next owners or their demise. It's the place to go if you have radiator heat with no intention of switching over to forced air but need a different size radiator, or need a radiator to heat a new area of your house. You can order brand new radiators, but they don't have the charm, and boast a much more hefty price. The selection is enormous, and they test the radiators for you to make sure they are leak free.

They also carry a bunch of cast iron tubs and claw feet.

Prices have gone up a bit since the last time we purchased a radiator at B&B Formica. Now, they are $14 a section. Delivery to our home was questionable.

We finally decided on 3 radiators. One for a room in the rental with inadequate heat, one for the same room in our unit, and another for our kitchen. Glenn would like to make a bench over it. After these purchases, we'll still have 2 radiators kicking around our house not in use.

One day, we will be done with radiator projects-but I don't think it will be anytime in the near future.

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