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Overheated rooms

Dezso3 Member Posts: 11
My house has a steam heating system, and ever since I have lived here,

one of the rooms in the house has always been overheating. While the

thermostat in the dining room is set to 70 degrees F, the temperature

in the second floor room I mentioned is about 80 degrees F, and can even go up to 90 F at times. The

overheating is exacerbated when it gets really cold outside, especially

below 20 degrees F. The radiator in the room is 24" tall, 20" long, and

4" wide, has a Gorton No. C vapor equalizing valve. The room itself

measures about 10 x 12 ft. It seems that the reason that the room is

overheating is because the bottom floor is so drafty that it takes

longer to heat up than the second floor, resulting in uneven heating.

However, I am not sure :/


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