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pro's..............i need help!?!

kpc_40 Member Posts: 62
venting of the mains...bigger main vents. You could even try a king vent on a long run to the 2nd fl. this would get all the air out fast and get your tennant steaming.


  • rick_84
    rick_84 Member Posts: 1

    Hey guys............thanks for all the info! Here's a problem I have....
    2 family house , tennant on 2nd floor, I occupy 1st floor and control the thermostat(honeywell yo-yo); single pipe
    steam system.
    When stat calls for heat, obviously my apt gets the steam first...stat is satisfied, boiler shuts off...uh-oh tennant
    calls and says there's no heat up here so now I have to turn
    the stat up and control it manually 'till I estimate that
    the stram reaches upstairs........
    is there a more logical method? Thanks!
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040

    TRVs on your rads would help as well. What pressure are you running the boiler at?

    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • Jim Franklin
    Jim Franklin Member Posts: 170

    There is a more logical solution... start at the most obvious.

    Are your radiator vents working properly? (Upstairs and down)

    Are they adjusted properly? ( upstairs and down)

    Are the valves fully open upstairs?(upstairs and down)

    Until the above is correct, steam may not get upstairs.

    Main vents may not be working.

    If the easy things are OK, I'd suggest you call someone to figure it out.

    It's pretty difficult without seeing your entire system.
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
    This statement:

    "obviously my apt gets the steam first" is not valid.

    There is nothing "obvious" about the way steam travels through your system. The function of balance is made by the piping and venting and not necessarily proximity to the heat source.

    You need to have your system balanced.

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  • kpc_40
    kpc_40 Member Posts: 62
    one more thing....

    are ALL your pipes well insulated?
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