Old cast-iron radiators, transformed for electric heat

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It's increasingly common to see reclaimed goods transformed for other purposes—sailing dhows into furniture, for example, or banners into bags. What's less frequently seen are efforts that preserve the essential functionality of the original goods. British Specialbike is one such instance, and now Canadian EcoRad provides another by transforming old cast-iron radiators into eco-minded electric heat systems. Cast iron radiators are often seen as remnants of outdated hot-water or steam-based heating systems, and so are frequently scrapped by homeowners updating their homes. Radiators' heavy thermal mass, however, makes them ideal conductors of electric radiant heat, a much more energy-efficient alternative.…

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