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Steam Radiator Sizing, finding an installer

tonetone Posts: 4Member
What a cool forum. I have a lovely, dead, steam furnace. I will need to purchase a new one and then hire someone to install. (having asbestos removed right now) I wanted to double check the EDR before I purchase. I came up with 155 sq. feet about for the radiators (measurements below) so 37200....but when I look at the current furnace it is 180K...just worried I am doing something wrong. The house is 1600 sq feet, 2 floors in New England. Am I way off?

Rad 1 29.5 high, 5 col, 6 sections 20sf
Rad 2 29.5 high, 5 col, 6 sections 20sf
Rad 3 29.5 high, 5 col, 6 sections 20sf
Rad 4 19.5 high, 5 col, 16 sections, 43sf
Rad 5 19.5 high, 5 col, 15 sections, 40sf


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