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bobinathens

02:50AM | 11/04/02
Member Since: 11/03/02
4 lifetime posts
I am thinking about building some wooden radiator covers for my steam radiators myself. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am thinking about having tile/slate/stone/metal grills on the top. Is there any disadvantage to making the top of wood?

Thanks!

mikerob

11:38AM | 02/01/03
Member Since: 01/31/03
2 lifetime posts
you will lose 50% of your heat as heat as in water is absorbed into wood, take a glass of water and pour it on a peice of wood and then on a peice of metal, the water will absorbe into the wood and roll off the metal, so metal enclosures are much more heat efficent

TC

09:56AM | 02/09/03
Member Since: 12/10/02
18 lifetime posts
I have covers on my radiators and in the winter I lift the lids to let more heat out. They are metal with a mesh in the front so the theory is that the heat will make it out into the room. Yes that is true, but what a waste of time, money and heat to heat up the cover to let out warm air. I would rather be warm that the cover. And if you want to spend money, email me I handmake ceramic humidifiers that are good decorations for the old guys. Good luck.


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