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Charleston Pro Radiator Installation Tips

ROUGHING-IN

Charleston Steam Radiator Dimensions
16" MODEL CP16-24 CP16-36 CP16-48 CP16-60 CP16-72
Nominal
Length
24" 36" 48" 60" 72"
LENGTH
(IN.)
25.1" 35.98" 48.66" 61.34" 72.2"
WEIGHT
(LBS)
21 lbs 30.3 lbs 40.5 lbs 51.3 lbs 60.5 lbs

24" MODEL CP24-24 CP24-36 CP24-48 CP24-60 CP24-72
Nominal
Length
24" 36" 48" 60" 72"
LENGTH
(IN.)
25.1" 35.98" 48.66" 61.34" 72.2"
WEIGHT
(LBS)
29.2 lbs 42.4 lbs 57.8 lbs 73.2 lbs 86.4 lbs

MOUNTING

picture Mounting Tips:
  1. Lay out the desired position of the radiator on the wall. Determine the locations of solid wall members (wall studs, bracing, etc.). Mark the positions for the wall mounting brackets (A), noting that each bracket should fit in the center of the space between adjacent radiator tubes. Fasten all part A wall brackets securely to the wall using appropriate mounting fasteners (by others). Note: All of the brackets supplied should be used, half as top supports and half as bottom supports.
  2. Rotate part C at a 90° angle to part B, and insert part C between two adjacent rear tubes of the radiator so that the bracket assembly B-C will line up with it's corresponding slot on part A.
  3. Rotate part C back 90° in the opposite direction, so that the bracket assembly B-C "captures" the two adjacent rear tubes of the radiator (see Figure #2).
  4. Tighten the screw on part C (see Figure #3), so that the bracket assembly B-C tightly clamps the radiator's rear tubes. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 for all remaining bracket assemblies.
  5. Mount the radiator to the wall by placing parts B into the mounting slots of Parts A, Check to make sure that the radiator tilts at least 1/16" per foot towards the condensate return. If necessary, loosen all parts C slightly and adjust the radiator to get the proper radiator tilt.

PIPING

2-PIPE STEAM SYSTEM

PREFERRED

ALTERNATE

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Left Hand Steam Supply

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Right Hand Steam Supply


Left Hand Steam Supply


Right Hand Steam Supply

1-PIPE STEAM SYSTEM

PREFERRED

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Left Hand Steam Supply

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Right Hand Steam Supply

GENERAL INSTALLATION TIPS

2-Pipe Steam System
  1. A 1" NPT tapping is included on each corner of the radiator. Two 1" plugs are provided to plug the two unused radiator tappings. Use a 5/8" allen wrench to tighten these plugs. A third plug with a 1/8" vent tapping is also included. Pipe dope should be applied to the plugs.
  2. The installer should supply and install the proper size reducing bushing for the steam trap to be used.
  3. The mounting brackets must be secured to a load-bearing wall member (like a wall stud or solid backing) capable of handling the radiator's weight.
  4. The radiator should be tilted a minimum of 1/16" per foot toward the condensate return.
1-Pipe Steam System
  1. A 1" NPT tapping is included on each corner of the radiator. Two 1" plugs are provided to plug the two unused radiator tappings. Use a 5/8" allen wrench to tighten these plugs. A third plug with a 1/8" vent tapping is also included. Pipe dope should be applied to the plugs.
  2. The installer should supply and install the proper one pipe steam air vent or control valve in the 1/8" vent tapping.
  3. The mounting brackets must be secured to a load-bearing wall member (like a wall stud or solid backing) capable of handling the radiator's weight.
  4. The radiator should be tilted a minimum of 1/16" per foot toward the condensate return.