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Old 12-12-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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Issue with older natural gas radiator heater system


Hi all, I am having problem with my house heating system. The furnace is using natural gas to heat water and send the water to radiator heaters throughout the house. The furnace works fine, but I have problem with the distribution. The hot water for the heater only reached half of the house that is closer to the furnace. The other half of the house that is farther doesn't get the heat. My house is a row house, so it's long, not wide. I checked on my basement, the hot water is send exactly to the heater/pipe on the middle of the house. Passing that middle point, no hot water on the radiator heater pipe. Any help is appreciated.

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Sounds like you might be low on water pressure. What pressure does the guage on your boiler read.

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Sounds like you might be low on water pressure. What pressure does the guage on your boiler read.

The pressure is actually good. I turned it all way up and still has the same issue. Anyway, it is a boiler, not furnace. I got a contractor came today and he said I need new circulator (pump). I kinda believe it as no matter how high I set the thermostat and opened up the water line to increase the pressure, it's still not reaching the front section of the house. We did bleed all the radiator heaters today and still no luck. Him coming to my house sets me back $125. Now he asked $300 for the part and $200 for installation and restart the whole system.

Is that a good price for both parts and service?

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Prices from one area to the next vary too much to say.
But for the work involved. Its not bad.
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Prices from one area to the next vary too much to say.
But for the work involved. Its not bad.
Awesome. thanks man
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