Refinishing A Radiator

by Josh on March 4, 2010 · 10 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

In the two months since I finished stripping the paint from the radiator for my bedroom project, I have had some time to work and reflect. First the reflection: chemical stripping a radiator was tedious, laborious, odious, noxious;  in short, a massive pain.  I chose chemical stripping after determining off-site paint removal wasn’t feasible in […]


A Fully Stripped Radiator

by Josh on December 30, 2009 · 6 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

A few posts back, I talked about my disappointment with my progress onstripping the paint from the radiator for my bedroom project. With the radiator already partially stripped from a prior session of less-than-satisfying paint removal, I found the chemical strippers I tried either a) didn’t work well,  or b) softened paint but produced strong […]


As I try to keep my bedroom project moving forward, I am working on an assortment of small projects to get the room ready for sheetrock. One of these had been stripping paint from the window frames and radiator in the room. But before I could start with the paint removal, I had some preparations […]


To Move A Radiator

by Josh on July 17, 2006 · 4 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

Demolition in the south upstairs bedroom has hit a stumbling block. A big, 300-pound, cast-iron stumbling block. In order to pull out the baseboard, panelling, and old sheetrock to prepare for renovation, the radiator had to be moved. Before this, the only maintenance I have done on the heating system was bleeding radiators, so this […]


Watering the Radiators

by Josh on January 25, 2006 · 5 comments

in Journal

Ms. Bungalow has a new household ritual. Every morning and evening she walks around the house with a watering can to water the radiators. Okay, so she’s actually pouring water on old towels set on top of the radiators. This is our latest scheme to achieve a comfortable home humidity level during the cold winter […]