As we work on many of Denver’s old homes, we find that many homeowners love their old radiators and the boiler system that provides the heat on Colorado’s cold winter days. However, many of these original, decorative radiators have been painted over too many times to count and may not be working properly. We are fortunate enough to partner with Dave Stroman of Stroman Plumbing and Heating, who specializes in boiler remodel projects in Denver’s older homes. We actually remove the radiator from the house (Dave has a special process and helps us, as they are extremely heavy), have it stripped down and refinish it based on the home owner’s wishes. It is amazing how beautiful these pieces are when they are returned to the job site. Dave also has a collection of old radiators in case we need to replace one.
Here is a photo of a recently refinished radiator from a project in Denver’s Country Club area. We finished it in a lovely bronze color and it is amazing how we were finally able to see the lion’s head detail on the radiator after the layers of paint were removed! Forgive me – the amatuer photo does not do it justice.
Dave was recently featured in an article in Contractor Mag. He’s the best in Denver when it comes to plumbing and hot water heat in Denver’s older homes. Check it out to learn more about his specialties: http://contractormag.com/columns/love-old-radiator-0610/.