Cast iron heat registers add a touch of vintage nostalgia!
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... are an excellent solution to the dreaded look of flimsy the cheap mass produced sheet metal units. Have you noticed that cast iron floor registers can be very expensive and also are difficult to locate in certain sizes? Check out our selection by clicking on the link above and we think you've be favorably impressed with the not only the wide variety of sizes, but also of the affordability. And please note that the heavy duty thick castings project an image of heft that are hard to beat. You will notice that even though there are many sizes in which airflow dampers are available, there are also a number of sizes in which dampers are not listed. This can be a difficulty when looking for cast iron heat registers. If you absolutely need a damper for one of those sizes please call us. There is a solution for that situation. It may be a little cumbersome but the good news is that it is not expensive. Usually if there is a problem getting a damper to work it is because the mounting flanges on the damper extend past the outside dimensions of the register. This can often be remedied by bending the flanges over with pliers so they don't stick out as far. So it isn't a totally pain free solution, but if you absolutely have to have a damper then this is a viable way to go.
One of the most critical points to consider when ordering registers is the dimensions of the duct opening. Before ordering make sure you have those dimensions in hand. This is where the old saying, measure twice, cut once comes in. Hint: We need the dimensions of the opening in the floor, wall or ceiling in order to get you the right sized register. You'll need to make sure you have a little room around your duct opening to allow for the lip. In other words, the duct opening should not be located right at the intersection of the wall and the floor. If you have that kind of a situation, then you will need what is called a baseboard register. Past that, you'll want to triple check the quantity you'll need. Of course, if you just need one you won't be miscounting. But if you are outfitting an entire house it would definitely be possible to make an error. It just takes a minute to check. Remember: preparation....not perspiration!
One thing to think about with registers is their ability to hold up under the stresses of people walking on them. I'm sur e you've seen flimsy decorative floor registers in the big box stores. You won't be having that problem with a cast iron heat register! Check out the pictures of the sides and back. These are hefty chunks of metal.
Great nations collapse on average after about 200 years. So by that measure we are overdue for total national destruction. At least with heavy duty units like these installed in your home you have a fighting chance of having something sturdy in your life that you can depend upon.
Our units are typically shipped for floor usage and thus do not usually need mounting holes and screws. However, if you are mounting in a surface such as a wall then we are able to offer them pre-drilled and supplied with screws. You definitely do not want to have these falling out and onto your toes. They are very heavy, as you would expect! There is a nominal charge for drilling the holes, but it is certainly not going to break the bank. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about these. Our knowledgeable customer service personnel are NOT located in some obscure far off land...and you will find our people very easy to talk with.