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Photo shows how to camouflage an old-style radiator by building a 2x2 frame topped with pine shelves. Area concealing radiator is strung with hemp string. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 35

Photo shows how a radiator cover in a baby's room can double as a changing table with shelves. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 61

Mission-style cover for cast-iron radiators.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2003 (v.26#3) pg. 22

Tip on keeping the circulating pump on a hot water boiler running for a short time after the thermostat turns off the boiler.
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1996 (v.67#8) pg. 80

Photograph of a unique radiator cover made from 1"-square pine stock. Est. cost: $30.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 113

Inspecting and adjusting radiator valves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 53

How to add lots of living space to your house and save $4,600. Part 2 includes installation of a hot water radiator.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #129 Sep 1971 (v.21#7) pg. 37

Wall-to-wall shelf and bookcase also serves to hide upright radiator.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #134 Mar 1972 (v.22#3) pg. 36

Sketches show three ways to conceal old fashioned radiators without limiting their heating function.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #178 Feb 1977 (v.27#1) pg. 36

Tip: How to make heat deflectors for registers or radiators.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 108

How to strip and re-surface cast metal hot-water radiators which are covered with many layers of paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 170

How to repressurize a standard or bladder-type expansion tank on a hot water heating system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #393 Nov 1998 (v.48#10) pg. 16

Conceal finned-pipe hot-water heat radiators with this redwood cover.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 66

Tip for installing underground insulated hot-water heating pipes between two buildings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 18

Mixing forced-air and boiler heat. This system provides air conditioning, radiant-floor heat and domestic hot water. Limited design and installation information is included.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 84
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 6

How to install a thin (2") radiant-heat concrete slab over an existing concrete garage floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 12

Tip on determining the source of a leak in a hot-water heating system.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 22

Hydronic radiant-floor heating. Concrete slabs, thin slabs and metal plates offer different ways of routing radiant heat underneath every floor in the home.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 58
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 8

Building attractive wooden covers for baseboard radiators.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 76

Choosing boilers and controls for radiant-floor heating systems.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 70

How to neutralize the acidic condensate that is produced by high-efficiency boilers before dumping it into sanitary drains.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #124 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 22

Design for a decorative radiator cabinet that is made from MDF which is very stable when heated.
FURNITURE #2 1993 pg. 64

Fixing cast-iron radiators.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 73

Hot-water radiator cover built from wood frame and perforated aluminum sheeting. Est. cost: $25.
HOME MECHANIX #687 Jul 1985 (v.81) pg. 59

Three updated alternatives to replace or add to your present home heating system. (1) Radiant floors. (2) Ground-source heat-pump system. (3) Thermal-mass heat storage.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 48

How to install zone valves in an existing hot-water heating system.
HOME MECHANIX #768 Sep 1992 (v.88) pg. 16

Heat at your feet. New options in radiant-floor heating systems, plus tips on installation.
HOME MECHANIX #780 Nov 1993 (v.89) pg. 68

Kitchen island also conceals a large steam radiator installed in the middle of the room.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 87

How to install a radiant-floor heating system underneath a floating hardwood floor.
HOME MECHANIX #792 Feb 1995 (v.91) pg. 56

Tip: Simple frame covered with a bamboo curtain hides an ugly radiator.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1986 (v.11#3) pg. 16

Radiator coverups. Three ideas for covering or concealing a hot-water radiator so that it becomes an integral part of the room design.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1987 (v.12#9) pg. 15

Build a hinged polystyrene reflector panel to radiate heat from a furnace radiator.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 5

Modern style radiator enclosure.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #429 Feb 1964 (v.60) pg. 110

A look at steam radiator covers you can assemble from a kit and the advantages of enclosing a radiator.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #546 Nov 1973 (v.69) pg. 116

How to relocate a radiator.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #611 Apr 1979 (v.75) pg. 111

Build these useful window dressings. (1) Cabinets flank a bay window and window seat. (2) Greenhouse cabinets flank a window. (3) Early American cupboards conceal radiator under the window. (4) Sliding, insulated window shutters.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #645 Feb 1982 (v.78) pg. 78

How to hide a hot-water radiator. Radiator covers not only conceal radiators, but also improve heat distribution into room.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1981 (v.2#7) pg. 49

How to spruce up an old radiator. Tips on removing old paint from the outside and flushing the inside to remove accumulated rust and scale.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1978 (v.6#10) pg. 115

Cautionary notes on disconnecting hot-water radiators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1979 (v.7#3) pg. 35

Tip: How to make radiator covers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.8#8) pg. 99
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1980 (v.8#10) pg. 138

Fine tuning a hot water heating system. Covers draining the system, refilling radiators, and care of the pump.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 167

Radiator covers. How to design and build an attractive and efficient cover for a steam or hot water radiator.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1981 (v.9#9) pg. 213

Tips on cleaning cast-iron radiators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1983 (v.11#5) pg. 111

Tip: How to clean a steam-radiator vent using baking soda.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.12#2) pg. 43

Tip on removing paint from cast-iron radiators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1984 (v.12#6) pg. 126

Tip: Move cast iron radiators using three-wheeled furniture-moving casters.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1984 (v.12#8) pg. 179

Radiators. How to strip, paint, conceal, or replace large cast-iron radiators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.16#5) pg. 28
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.17#3) pg. 14

Adventures in steam heating. A look at typical one- and two-pipe systems (circa 1905-1930). Includes tips on fixing air vents and radiator traps.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.19#5) pg. 50
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.19#6) pg. 8

Gravity hot-water heat. How to maintain it or convert it to forced circulation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.20#3) pg. 46

Neat ways to heat. Upgrading old-house heating systems invisibly. (1) Under-floor radiant heat. (2) Baseboard heaters. (3) Convert steam to hot water.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.21#6) pg. 35
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.22#1) pg. 8 (Staple-up underfloor heating)

Tip on cleaning "Raydiant" brand cast-iron radiant convectors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 26

The care and feeding of one-pipe steam heating systems.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.22#7) pg. 40

Tip on cleaning steam radiator vents with baking soda.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.23#2) pg. 22

How to replace a steam or hot water boiler in a heating system. Advice on selecting a contractor, sizing the replacement, common heating system components, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.23#6) pg. 47

Questions and answers on the maintenance and repair of vintage steam and hot-water radiators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.24#6) pg. 30

Tip recommends using refrigerator brushes to clean radiators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.25#5) pg. 18

Radiator air vents. How they operate and maintenance tips.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.27#1) pg. 27

Tuck in your steam pipes. The importance of adequate insulation with steam-heating systems.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1999 (v.27#6) pg. 35

Conquering cold feet. What is available in electric and hydronic radiant floor-heating systems, their costs, and advice on installation.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jul 1997 (v.2#3) pg. 8

Concealing eyesore radiators and pipes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.120#5) pg. 170

Storage wall has cabinets with wire mesh inserts on the door, a radiator enclosure and a window seat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1971 (v.135#2) pg. 138

Tips on metal reflectors and correct placement of holes in radiator covers, both of which may improve heat output.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1974 (v.142#4) pg. 149

Simple wooden framework, covered with filigree hardboard, hides unsightly radiators.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1977 (v.147#4) pg. 154

Tip on eliminating the "knocking" sound of baseboard radiators.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1987 (v.164#2) pg. 27

Tip: Use a window-washing squeegee to paint old-fashioned cast-iron radiators.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 140

Radiator tuneup. Servicing the iron radiators found on older steam and hot-water radiant heating systems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1992 (v.169#1) pg. 60

Consumer guide to radiant hot-water heating. A look at hydronic in-floor heating systems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1997 (v.174#1) pg. 78

How to purge air from hot-water baseboard radiators.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1997 (v.174#3) pg. 92

Tip on flushing the low-water cutoff on a residential steam boiler.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1999 (v.176#1) pg. 104

Cover a hot water radiator with scraps of paneling so it matches a paneled room.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 110

Simple wooden frame is lined with decorative screening and used to conceal a hot water radiator. Built wider than the radiator, the extra room can be used for storage. Access is thru a door in one end.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 160

A look at heating systems found in older homes. Includes a description of changes required to convert a coal furnace to oil and instructions for bleeding a radiator in a steam system.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 63
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1987 (v.2#1) pg. 6

Tips on painting a cast-iron radiator.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 7

A look at European radiant hydronic heating panels and radiant-floor heating options.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 24

Tips on causes of noise in older steam heating systems.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.4#7) pg. 9

Tip on using an ordinary hot water heater, a circulating pump, and an expansion tank as the basis for a closed radiant-heat system which pumps a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water through coils in a floor.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Apr 1995 (v.23#4) pg. 26

Photos show four ways to camouflage radiators.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 20 1978 (v.42#3) pg. 154

Seven ideas to conceal or decorate hot-water radiators.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 15 1983 (v.47#3) pg. 78, 221

Latticed, hinged covers and decorative fireplace-like surrounds are used to conceal modern radiators.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 65

Hide old radiators with attractive cabinets of plywood and filigree hardboard.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1965 (v.21#6) pg. 42

Suggestion for paint to use on hot-water radiators.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 11

Advice on things that can affect the efficiency of a hot water baseboard heating system.
WORKBENCH Aug 1997 (v.53#4) pg. 6