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Gates 01-24-2011 09:06 PM

Need help
 
I'm in the process of buying my first home but the inspector told I need more radiator for the room the house is 600 sq ft and it's 2 br 2 bath and eat in kitchen and dining the space is about 18x14 and one radiator the radiator is about 2 1/2 feet every room got one and there are two vents in too also Wat can cause the broiler to leak is it expensive to fix the house was oil and they changed it to gas and is it a problem if the floor is not insulated underneath it's a ranch style house

Gates 01-24-2011 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Gates
I'm in the process of buying my first home but the inspector told I need more radiator for the room the house is 600 sq ft and it's 2 br 2 bath and eat in kitchen and dining the space is about 18x14 and one radiator the radiator is about 2 1/2 feet every room got one and there are two vents in too also Wat can cause the broiler to leak is it expensive to fix the house was oil and they changed it to gas and is it a problem if the floor is not insulated underneath it's a ranch style house

Help anyone!!

beenthere 01-25-2011 02:46 AM

18X14=252

Doesn't take much to heat a small area like that.

Where is the boiler leaking?

If you insulate the floor, it will help you heat the house easier.

Gates 01-25-2011 07:43 AM

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This is s pic of the radiator an boiler where the leak is

bob22 01-25-2011 12:08 PM

"one radiator the radiator is about 2 1/2 feet every room got one and there are two vents in too also"
So, is this a hot water heated house or hot air or both?

Gates 01-25-2011 12:16 PM

Both heating system

Gates 01-25-2011 12:23 PM

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This is the broiler an there is a 40 gallon water heater

Gates 01-25-2011 07:19 PM

Need advice

WaldenL 01-25-2011 07:46 PM

OK, so there are two questions here, yes? One about whether the radiator will heat that room and the second about the leak?

For the leak, can you get a better pic? Is it the valve that's leaking? Not a hard fix -- alternativly if you're buying this house, make the seller fix, or demand a price concession to have it fixed.

For the radiator, why is the inspector worried? Was the room cold? Radiator hot? 18x14 isn't huge, one rad might be fine. Or it could be a very drafty room and feel cold. But in that case, solving the drafts is better than another radiator.

More details are in order here.

Gates 01-25-2011 09:17 PM

He is saying it's going to take long to heat up because the floor underneath is not insulated.

beenthere 01-26-2011 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Gates (Post 577993)
He is saying it's going to take long to heat up because the floor underneath is not insulated.

Take a better pic of where the leak. But from here. It looks like its just time to replace the sight glass and its seals. Not hard to do.

Its a boiler, not broiler.

Insulate the floor under the room/house. That will save you money on your heating bill. Your inspector, is giving you REAL BAD advise telling you to add another radiator. You get a lot of heat from steam, so it won't take long to get that room warm with that radiator.

Gates 01-26-2011 07:26 AM

What the best insulation to use for the floor .

WaldenL 01-26-2011 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Gates
What the best insulation to use for the floor .

How much money you got? :-)

Money not an issue, spray foam it. You'll seal drafts and insulate. Of course, back in reality, stuff some batt insulation up there and be happy.

hvaclover 01-26-2011 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Gates (Post 577931)
Need advice

I think somebody stole the periods from your first post.

bob22 01-26-2011 06:03 PM

Hvaclover: I think somebody stole the periods from your first post.

Excellent! LOL!


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