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Posted by HeatPro on December 20, 2006 at 09:40:37:
In Reply to: Help! Overheated apartment/is the varivalve the culprit? posted by Nate on December 19, 2006 at 22:45:22:
It probably won't matter where you set the valve because apartment maintanance crews try to heat space stations. I've had managers tell me that they can't set the pressure to the proper value because they have leaky pipes and have to set the pressure as high as possible to reach the last apartments through the leaks; so EVERY apartment of hundreds is roasting.
Here is an idea of how much steam pressure is needed for a one-pipe system:
"For every half-mile that your top-most one-pipe steam radiator is above the boiler, increase the boiler pressure 1 psig." Chances are you'll NEVER convince them of that.
Get some real fiber rugs, like wool, and drape them over the radiator to block air flow to reduce heat output. The less exposed heating area, the less the heat.
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