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REALLY old baseboard heater.

Terrytenders Member Posts: 3
I just moved into a 1960's apartment and my unit has a really old baseboard heating system. I have no idea how to use the control!

Please help, I'm cold.



  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
    edited July 2011

    That, my friend is just a vent....not a control.  Look below and behind the cover, there may be a valve there or at the other end.  Usually in an apartment, the best you get is a thermostat.  But like I said there may be a valve (knob) under the cover to help you regulate the baseboards output a little bit.

    Did your landlord tell you it was the control?

    Judging by this scary picture, I'd bet the buildings' heating system has other problems that they tried to fix with a vent..

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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
    Just Curious

    It's the middle of July with a heat wave sweeping across the country. Where is it you live that you could be cold?

    The building may have the heat turned off because it's summer.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
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