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Have a customer with 3'' hot water heat mains running through basement apartment that are painted. It gets very hot in unit and heat can not be lowered due to building, many units, one boiler,etc. No radiators in unit just the overhead heat mains. Any suggestions on how to lower temp. Thanks Joe

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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
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    Insulate the mains.
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  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
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    Solved
  • JoeFabian
    JoeFabian Member Posts: 3
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    Insulation is ok when its too hot but if the temperature dips down to 15-20 degrees and you want the heat back you can't keep removing and reinstalling the insulation to regulate the temperature in the apartment. Insulation was the first thought, boxing in the heat mains in with adjustable grates. This is time consuming and pricey and who knows if it will work.
  • Leon82
    Leon82 Member Posts: 684
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    So insulate a few feet of it and test it out and if it's still too hot had a few more feet of insulation staggered in like 5 foot length or something
  • JoeFabian
    JoeFabian Member Posts: 3
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    Sounds like a real good idea. I am going to talk to my customer about your suggestion on staggering the insulation sections. Thanks
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
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    You should heat the apartment with Rads not pipes.
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  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
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    Put an outdoor reset control on the boiler and control the pipes output...

    ME

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