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Need to add BTU with as little hassle as possible.
pm124 Member Posts: 34
I have an oversized boiler and a cold top floor. That means more BTU! There are lots of local suppliers of steam radiators here. But it is possible to find 2 of the same height with plugs at the top, remove the plug, and connect them that way? It seems a lot easier than putting a T connection at the steam outlet, moving the existing radiator, repainting the wall behind the radiator, etc.
The problem is... where would the condensate go? So... no, not really.Br. Jamie, osb
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Just an amateur here. But a few more details would help. Is the current rad getting hot? All the way across? Is it one pipe or two pipe? Is there room for a larger rad? Pictures are extremely helpful also.Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,
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Can you reduce the output of the 1st floor radiators? Otherwise could install a single larger radiator on the top floor?
Might be able to add a small fan and “boost” existing radiator on the top floor.0
I seriously doubt the size of your radiators is the issue. This sounds like a venting issue, but we need more details.New England SteamWorks
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