Here's the resulting e-mail convo:
Well, I'm shopping for heating. I've looked at replacing the old radiators w/ similar new ones, but I don't think they'd be anywhere near 'hot' enough. Depending on the calculator I use (and the underlying assumptions made by the coder), the downstairs (12' x 25' x 9') needs anywhere from 12,000 to 20,000 BTUs/hour to stay warm! The replacement 'old fashioned' radiators put out about 900 BTU/H.
From what I can tell so far, the Runtal vertical rads can do the job, The ten pipe puts out 1400 BTU/H/ft, so two 8 foot panels should do the trick. Here's a link to the product page, and I've attached the PDF brochure. Their site has a boatload of information, everything except pricing. These would be special ordered, altho it seems that they do it on a regular basis. The 'replacement' radiator is on the order of $500.00. I can't guess what these might cost.
Did you get the pix I sent of the dead ones? For now, I'm toying with the idea of moving the one in the kitchen out to the living room. Some heat would be better than none. I just hope it doesn't fail like the other two.
Bah effing Humbug.
On 11/22/2015 3:19 PM, Deb wrote:Had trouble sending from my phone.
OOPS! missed the info that the radiators needed replacing. If we can make the budget work, I think these vertical ones would be best. Find out how much and how soon. I'll see what I can do about money.
Meanwhile, wear layers. I'm told it helps. :)
Here are the pix. This explains all of the water pouring into the basement around the feeder pipes when I turned the heater & water on.
Did I mention it will be below freezing tonite?
Yeah. Good times.