Alternate Valve for Radiator?
I'm adding two Burnham Baseray cast iron baseboard radiators to my basement. I've run the piping out of the framed walls since floor is of course concrete.
The plumbing supply houses here only have right angle radiator valves (intended for piping up through floor) and the valve enclosure is not deep enough to mount it in a horizontal position.
Any reason why I cannot use an alternate "regular" valve to make it fit? If so what type is best? Gate, stop, ball?
Any advice appreciated. Thanks... Phil
finished burnham baseray install
Well I hate leaving threads unfinished, so wanted to pass on that I did locate a straight 3/4" radiator valve online at pexsupply after a lot of searching. Finished the whole basement project a year ago, but just remembered these pics.
I think the built-in union is really what makes this the best valve (versus standard ball valve) for connecting up a radiator and I'm glad I kept looking until I found them.
Someone asked about the enclosure. I added a pic of the "finished product" with the baseboard cap wrapped up and over the baseray unit. The Burnham literature talks about doing there aren't any pictures. I think it's a very nice finished look, even though I'm not the worlds greatest finish carpenter.
One other item: since the lines to this radiator run "down" from an overhead branch, I installed a hose bib bleeder on the opposite side of the radiator so I can bleed it out. Once bled, heat flows through great.
I can only find one supplier here in Wash DC area still stocking Burnham cast iron radiant parts, I'm a fan and hope to continue using it with future renovations.
Thanks for all the assistance with this and my other projects. Phil P.