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Posted by george on July 11, 2006 at 07:37:04:
In Reply to: Re: Calculating boiler size -- why variable estimates? posted by HeatPro on July 10, 2006 at 10:30:25:
This is a very good analysis of a
sensable way to estimate what type
of steam boiler needed for antique
I am right now taking the wide plank
floorboards out of the attic of my 1860's
farmhouse. I am sending them out the little window to save for wide plank floor restoring
as they are 14 inches wide 15' long.
I am putting R19 insulation and 1/2" OSB.
I would put more insulation but the wife
uses the attic as a dumpall for everything.
(maybe I get an R value for clothes and boxes.)
Unfortunitely the side walls of the house are
"double plank" construction so all I can do
is use 2x3 additional studding with 4" insulation
on the inside when I refinish each room.
I notice short cycling of the steam heat with
upstairs room radiators not getting very hot.
Due most likely to the modern setback thermo.
Is there anything else I can do to reduce the
Would a new furnace help?
Would a smaller nossle help?
Recommend steam compatible setback thermo?
to hopefully use
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