Make your radiator look brand new by thoroughly cleaning and painting your steam radiator heater.  It is a perfect DIY job that will improve your environment, the look of your home, and save money.

How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

Make your radiator look brand new by thoroughly cleaning and painting your steam radiator heater. It is a perfect DIY job that will improve your environment, the look of your home, and save money.

Add controls to a steam radiator, with advice from This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey

How to Install a Radiator Thermostat

Add controls to a steam radiator, with advice from This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey

How to Bleed a Hot Water Radiator. If one radiator doesn't heat up but others do, try this one-minute fix first.

How to Bleed a Hot Water Radiator and Clear a Steam Radiator Vent

How to Bleed a Hot Water Radiator. If one radiator doesn't heat up but others do, try this one-minute fix first.

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to silence a whistling radiator

How to Maintain a Steam Radiator

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to silence a whistling radiator

Originally, I wanted to build a radiator cover that would protect my daughters from our cast-iron, steam radiators. Steam radiators get much hotter than hot water radiators, and I was concerned that they would get burned. As I researched different designs, I found a lot of discussion about whether you are increasing or decreasing the energy efficiency of your radiators by covering them. Both sides made valid arguments, but I needed to cover my radiators to protect my children. I decided to…

Energy-Efficient Radiator Cover

Originally, I wanted to build a radiator cover that would protect my daughters from our cast-iron, steam radiators. Steam radiators get much hotter than hot water radiators, and I was concerned that they would get burned. As I researched different designs, I found a lot of discussion about whether you are increasing or decreasing the energy efficiency of your radiators by covering them. Both sides made valid arguments, but I needed to cover my radiators to protect my children. I decided to…

Bathroom Plaster Repair and Painting | Mr. Hardware

Bathroom Plaster Repair and Painting | Mr. Hardware

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