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banging radiators

Alex g
Alex g Member Posts: 1
Certain radiators in my apartment start banging when the heat comes on. It is a steam system connected to a gas boiler. Is there anything I can do from my apartment (as I am a renter). Thanks


  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928

    Make certain that the hand valve in any room where you want heat is FULLY open. If you want to turn off heat to a room, make certain it is FULLY closed.
  • Lurker_2
    Lurker_2 Member Posts: 123
    As a renter

    You can probably check the pitch of your radiators themselves (make sure they're pitched towards the supply pipe) as well as making sure the supply valve is open.

    The rest, you may not be allowed to make changes to, even if they would be a good idea.

    I suppose the other thing you could do as a renter from your apartment is to call the landlord and complain. . .

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