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Uneven heating

irv_3 Member Posts: 7
I have about half the pipes insulated.
I am using Gorton C/D on the second floor radiators


  • irv_3
    irv_3 Member Posts: 7
    Uneven heating

    Despite my efforts the first floor heats quicker than the second. The vents on the first floor are small, and the ones on the second are larger.
    One pipe system two mains, one 30 feet with a #1 gorton,
    one 49 feet with three #1 gortons. pressure set at 2lbs,
    .5 in with a 1.5 diff. Any thoughts??
  • kevin coppinger_4
    kevin coppinger_4 Member Posts: 2,124
    are all the ...

    pipes insulated? What are you using for radiator vents? kpc

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    non electric thermostatic vent valves, like Danfoss. Install them and watch your utility bill go down because you will only be putting the heat to the places that REALLY need it, and your comfort factor goes UP by a long ways.


    PS, Leave them off of the one radiator that your thermostat references. Worse case scenario, purchase a Honeywell wireless thermostat and move it to the 2nd floor where the heat loss is higher due to roof. But again, ther emust be one reference radiator that will not shut down prematurely.

  • irv_3
    irv_3 Member Posts: 7

    I have the system running between 5-10am, and again from 4:30pm-12am. Would I be able to heat the same way, or would it work better leaving the system at a set temp?
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