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Author Topic: From Boring, Dull and bland to Steampunk Radiator FINISHED  (Read 6478 times)
SeVeNeVeS
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« on: September 14, 2014, 04:26:05 pm »



We will have to do something about this.......

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To the bits box and the plumbing fittings.

Not sure how long this may take, but we could have a cunning plan........

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 04:29:57 pm »

That's gonna turn out awesome!! Just make sure the next person in the house likes it too, or else you may lose all your hard work to a boring housewife!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 10:34:21 pm »

That should make for a great transformation.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 03:02:20 pm »

Somewhat overly expensive radiator sanded and painted
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Old school desk

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Sanded and varnished

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 05:11:50 pm »

Mock up "cradle"

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 09:59:10 am »

Why isn't there a "drooling" emoticon? Fine job so far.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2014, 10:25:52 am »

Thanks Heemie, Maets and especially Kevin C Cooper Esq for the encouragement.

I was starting to wonder if this was a dead duck.

Will carry on posting updates as I try to make this contraption.........

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 10:47:50 am »

Playing with plumbing mock up.

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 12:36:48 pm »

Liking that pattern you started.

I'm,  also, watching with interest.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014, 12:55:42 pm »

I thought you were making an elaborate cover to the radiator.  Are you actually making a radiator and replacing the existing??
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2014, 01:45:27 pm »

Liking that pattern you started.

I'm,  also, watching with interest.
Thanks Drew P, Comforting to know a few members are watching.

I thought you were making an elaborate cover to the radiator.  Are you actually making a radiator and replacing the existing??

The plan is to remove the existing white Rad and replace with a working steampunk inspired design, all plumbed in and getting hot, connected to the central heating.

It dosn't have to get that hot as it sits in the same room and opposite my woodburner.

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2014, 01:58:00 pm »

IN that case, triple impressive.
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2014, 02:18:24 pm »

IN that case, triple impressive.

Thanks for that Maets, much appreciated........ (I'm an amateur dabbler at best).

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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2014, 06:49:45 pm »


I was starting to wonder if this was a dead duck.



Fear not, this is a most interesting thread!  Smiley

I must confess that I too have fallen in the trap of reading and not commenting... Undecided



The plan is to remove the existing white Rad and replace with a working steampunk inspired design, all plumbed in and getting hot, connected to the central heating.


Correction : this is a most interesting and very impressive thread!! I thought it was just a rad cover too! Shocked

I am very keen to find out how well this works out - this is something I have been considering for a long time, to replace two large white panel rads in my house... Excellent!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2014, 08:37:03 pm »

I'm so glad people are interested, it spurs one on.

My only fear is it turns out crap  Grin

The steam engine temperature gauge failed miserably on a water test, so will have to be used as decoration  Sad I don't want to mess with it as things might go wrong and I don't like the idea of breakage.

Now for the boring bit......... I am sacrificing a bit of efficiency for effect on this.

The new rad is 2/3 watts of the original, but in this situation, in winter the woodburner produces the heat in the room and the rad is usually turned down low on the TRV from the boiler.

Speaking of TRV's just found these on e-bay and the shop is in my home town

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The woodburner

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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2014, 12:39:36 am »

It's actually replacing the original? ! 
This has gotten more interesting.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2014, 01:45:30 pm »

After the failure of the thermometer water test. I thought about making a dry pocket but I'm happy with attaching it above the flow so should still work..... to a degree (get it? oh never mind  Grin)

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Lights? do we need lights? LED. NO. Could be getting carried away here, no, well maybe........ NO!

OK, I've decided to maybe use some glow in the dark fish tank gravel and test tubes I have kicking around.

~SeVeN~

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2014, 07:57:18 pm »


Possible superfluous decoration  Undecided

~SeVeN~

No such thing.
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2014, 10:44:46 pm »

Like.
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2014, 04:40:30 pm »

After forgetting to re-charge my spare camera batteries and waiting for the varnish to dry........ Possible layout.

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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2014, 08:08:27 pm »

Moonshine anyone?  Wink
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2014, 08:34:57 pm »

Moonshine anyone?  Wink

That's not the only calorifier I have, combined with an old pressure cooker, we could have something for a possible future build.  Wink

~SeVeN~
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2014, 09:31:15 pm »

Wow, that's looking great.
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2014, 07:12:49 pm »

I may have finally decided on the final layout, gotta get on with this, winter's on the way.
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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2014, 08:13:33 am »

*applauds*

truly impressed!
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