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one pipe steam system room temperature control

Set the 2nd floor radiatior vents to a higher number (faster venting) and set the vent in the room with the thermostat to a lower number (slower venting). Repeat until comfortable ;-)

Oh, and don't mess with the radiator valves. They should stay all the way open.

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  • John Kastner
    John Kastner Member Posts: 4
    Balancing room temperatures in a one pipe system

    My daughter recently purchased a home built in 1922 in western New York. It has a one pipe heating system. It is a two story home and has nine rooms,each having it's own radiator. When first turning on the system the radiators on the second floor were not heating up. This I believe because the radiator in the living room warmed up the room where the thermistat is located. I turned the thermistat up and the second floor radiators began to warm up. Is cutting back on the steam valve the correct eway to control room temperature or is there something I should be doing with the vent valves? They are marked with the numbers 1-10.
  • John Kastner
    John Kastner Member Posts: 4
    Balancing room temperatures in a one pipe system

    My daughter recently purchased a home built in 1922 in western New York. It has a one pipe heating system. It is a two story home and has nine rooms,each having it's own radiator. When first turning on the system the radiators on the second floor were not heating up. This I believe because the radiator in the living room warmed up the room where the thermistat is located. I turned the thermistat up and the second floor radiators began to warm up. Is cutting back on the steam valve the correct eway to control room temperature or is there something I should be doing with the vent valves? They are marked with the numbers 1-10.
  • John Kastner
    John Kastner Member Posts: 4


    Thanks for all the help I will try them tonight.
  • John Kastner
    John Kastner Member Posts: 4


    Thanks for all the help I will try them tonight.
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