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Help in San Diego?

Hi all - I have a two-pipe steam radiator system in my 1926 house in San Diego, some radiators work, some don't, boiler is good, pressuretrol set correctly, etc. I suspect steam traps may be an issue, or gunk in the return somewhere.

I'd like recommendations for qualified repair people in the San Diego area - I haven't been able to find any.

Thank you!


  • nicholas bonham-carter
    Visit the wholesale plumbing/heating supply houses and ask for recommendations.
    Even someone who is retired could be a start.
    The traps would be a good place to start-search here for testing traps for the procedure.
    Even one open trap can shut down the others on the same main.—NBC
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
    You need heat in San Diego??? :D
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,506
    Yeah it gets cold there, especially when the wind is whipping in. Not like winter back east, but you need heat.
    I’d be curious to see pics of a house in San Diego that has steam.
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
    I'm usually there in the spring, but quite busy right now in the windy city.
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