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Running boiler with only 1st floor hooked up (Steam heat)

Is it ok to run boiler with only 1st floor radiators hooked up? Radiators for rest of house haven't arrived yet. Want to take chill out of house. Rest of systems has valves that are shut off

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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,751
    One pipe steam?
  • detroitjim
    detroitjim Member Posts: 3
    yes
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,751
    If you have old valves on the second floor you may find out which ones do not shut off 100%.
    The boiler will probably short cycle on the pressure control, a lot if you do not have enough main steam line venting.
    But you should get some heat to get you thru.
  • detroitjim
    detroitjim Member Posts: 3
    Great! Thanks so much. Just didn't want to jeopardize anything