Posted by tom s on October 31, 2001 at 17:56:00:
In Reply to: Strange Steam heating setup posted by Lawrence on October 31, 2001 at 11:32:19:
Steam baseboard is a touchy subject. Its not that It isn't normal but its successful operation depends on a couple of things. If the vent is blowing steam, try first changing the vent. Try a SLOW venting vent. You really don't want the steam racing into the baseboard and slamming into the vent. That will cause it to leak. If it continues to leak after its changed, you may have a piping problem. The rules for piping steam baseboard are a bit more rigid than piping a radiator. With baseboard steam velosity becomes an issue more so than with radiators. As for the half hot radiator, try changing the air vent. Your local plumbing supply house will be able to supply you with the proper size vent to use as a replacement. Also, you may want to check the pressuretrol setting at the boiler. If its cranked up, crank it down. A half pound setting will(should) do. Those are the basics to start with. If it turns out to be more, address it as it comes. Good luck!
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