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Posted by Glen on December 06, 2004 at 11:42:17:
I just purchased a large old house that has a one pipe steam system. Many traditional radiators throughout except in the first floor formal rooms, there is a duct system that the steam pipe runs to, and inside there is a radiator which sits under the floor and a grate into the living space above. The engineer who looked at the house for me told me that the duct draws in outside air and uses convection for the heat to rise into the room. First problem, one of the radiators is cracked and I know I'm not going to find one at Home Depot. Any suggestions? Second question, it seems silly to draw in 10 degree outside air to warm it. There are louvers that you can close, but then I don't see any other way for them to draw air. Any old timers out there have any suggestions? Don't get cute, I'm not ripping out the system. THANKS.
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