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Old 01-20-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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This service or the antique radiators they offer new are a bit pricey but the idea is sound. Use the mass of old radiators and convert them to an electric, not a steam heat source, each with separate thermostat. I do hate scrapping the things. Not sure how much it would cost to ship the things back and forth from the States though. Maybe not that much if you were in no hurry.

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Interesting idea. I guess. This statement on their website made me cringe.
When radiators are exposed to the sun, in whole or in part, they are also energy absorbent. (maximize energy with our charcoal finish)

Hmmmm? I'm going to skip any cute jokes about Canadians because I got into a lot of trouble for it last time.

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Hmmmm? I'm going to skip any cute jokes about Canadians because I got into a lot of trouble for it last time.
Be especially careful of the French speaking bunch. They are a bit touchy. Still like the idea of these radiators though. The baseboard replacements, steam or electric, just don't seem the same in an antique home that had the originals.
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Be especially careful of the French speaking bunch. They are a bit touchy. Still like the idea of these radiators though. The baseboard replacements, steam or electric, just don't seem the same in an antique home that had the originals.
My main concern would be (without knowing any details) about Voltage, Current Draw and Efficiency! In other words, from the outside it appears that you would have to do a major Electrical Upgrade before getting any practical use out of them. Not to speak of the Electric bill, when IT arrives!!
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I also saw some red flags when it said things like - What kind of wiring do I need?
Standard #12.


Would love to see some specs.
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