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Nuno Member Posts: 3
I bought a house that has 4 heating zone (baseboard) 2 thermostats are off the other 2 are one
I have one in the basement and one on the living room that controls the first floor
If I set the basement thermostat to 75 and the first floor thermostat to 68, after some time the first floor ill be at the same temperature as the basement even when I put two different temperatures
what can I do to have different temperatures on t


  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,716
    well heat rises , , ,

    when you run the basement, with the first floor turned down,
    are you feeling the 1st floor radiators heat up ?
    if so you have ghost flow, or a stuck zone valve,
    or we're gonna need to see a picture showing the boiler and all the pipe around it(one picture),
    are you zone valves and one circulator?
    or multi circs ?
    show this in another picture,
    any new thermostats? maybe they're mixed up wires and or installed wrong?
    known to beat dead horses
  • Nuno
    Nuno Member Posts: 3

  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,970
    For starters 2 of your zones are turned off with manual valves so I would make sure I feel the piping to the zones that are overheating is hot at the actual emitters and it isn't just heat rising from the basement through the building.

  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,716
    so is that circulator plugged in and running full time ?
    or is that controlled some how?

    at the zone valves, I see wire nuts, but can't make out wired to what ? those wires run behind that board? or tight to the pipes?
    a picture zoomed into the valves and the circ, together,

    any other circs ?
    where does that pipe go to the right of the boiler?
    a shot of the boiler and the pipe up to the ceiling, and left and right,
    known to beat dead horses