Posted by jon on February 07, 2000 at 18:27:54:
In Reply to: Re: Steam Radiators-4 coils heat 3 stay cool posted by jtown on February 04, 2000 at 19:34:05:
Thanks for the response.
>Make sure any main vents in the basement work.
I replaced all of the vents on the mains the other day
>Are the vents down low or mounted on top where hot water vents >had been? Make sure valves are wide open at all times.
The vents are up top where the hot water vents had been. I have all of the vents wide open.
>Is your boiler cycle long?
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that.
>Switch vents and also remove a problem one completely and >screw in when you get steam, be careful - shut valve if you have a >problem and wear a glove etc. Variable vents can work if you have >enough cycles to be venting enough. By coils, I assume you mean >sections that go along the wall.
Yes, I do mean the sections. I have replaced all of the vents and have taken them off with the system running at one time or another, but never until steam came out. I have the vents off right now, waiting for steam. System has been on for 30min and, while seemingly more sections are warm, last sections are stone cold.
Thanks for you help.
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