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Speed of radiator venting
Hi Guys, hope you all had a great summer. I was a frequent contributor here last winter when I bought my first place that had steam heat. You all helped me a ton troubleshooting and getting my whole system functioning properly - it was a total mess!
Well... I recently turned my heat back on and here I am again!
Actually... all is running quite well thanks to you guys. I just have a quick venting question for the vents on the radiators - they are adjustable Ventrites (#1's i think?).
In Dan's book, and elsewhere on this site I came across the following:
"Vent large radiators quickly and small radiators slowly no matter where they are in the building. Focus on the air content of the radiator rather than its location in the building.If your main vents are working, steam will arrive at each radiator at about the same time."
This makes sense, but my problem is I have two large radiators in the living room, where the thermostat is also located. The thermostat seems to shut off too early and leaves a lot of the house more chilly. Should i close those living room vents down considerably and increase the venting in the vents in the chillier rooms wider (according to their sizes)? Is this going to mess up balance and flow of steam?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!