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Partial Heating of Steam Radiators

Today when our 2nd floor neighbor turned on the two-pipe steam heat system, his radiators heated fully in 15 minutes, while mine on the third floor only heated halfway across the radiators in half an hour. Do you think I need to replace my steam valves? Thank you!


  • Slower 2-pipe

    Most 2-pipe systems will not have air vents on the radiators. They use traps instead, and possibly yours have failed.

    This may be a system wide problem, who maintains the whole building?

    Post some pictures here of your radiators and boiler piping.--NBC
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