Common Household Remedies Request
I'm going to go through my annual ritual of pricing a new boiler -- this time, I'm sure I'll have success! -- so I'm hoping somebody else with steam can answer this question.
The system was, of course, designed and sized by "A Dead Man", so in order to figure out how much boiler capacity I need, I need to figure out how much metal the boiler must heat.* This includes the risers (the pipes to the boiler) and the (cast iron) radiators. The risers I can measure, and I know how to do the radiators: Get the dimensions of the radiator pipes, count them, get the model of the radiator, check a chart that lists model and capacity. Do that for each radiator (14, IIRC), add that subtotal to the pipe subtotal, and voila.
But I don't have the chart. Do any of you steam people have a link?
NOTE * I love the rugged simplicity of steam and the quality of the heat. And I can't afford to change anyhow.