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Varivalves in older convectors and Venting Help?
We recently bought an older house (built 1901), and although we thought the house was all cast iron radiators, it turns out that we have a mix of cast iron radiators and convectors (looks to be the American Standard Arco convectors). We are going to replace some of the valves with adjustable valves to try to balance the system, and we were wondering if we could use the Varivent adjustable valves (925006-00) on the American Standard convectors, or are there special convector valves we should be using?
Also, any tips on how best to balance a system that is a mix of both radiators and convectors? The thermostat sits in a room with a convector, but one of the bedrooms on the second floor that is farthest away from the boiler gets very cold (has cast iron radiator). We were hoping putting a new adjustable valve on that radiator with it being all the way open will help that room heat up quicker. We would greatly appreciate any suggestions!