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Old 01-13-2010, 04:57 PM   #31
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Turn off unused radiators?


Boiler plumbing.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:00 PM   #32
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Turn off unused radiators?


Did a double shot, this is the other one.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:09 PM   #33
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I would cover up the radiators partially, with blankets, but not obstruct the air valves.

When the boiler cycles on, all radiators will take steam normally in the same fashion. All radiators will sooner or later slow down their steam acceptance as their surroundings and then the radiators themselves increase in temperature and the steam inside then condenses more slowly. The covered radiators will reach higher internal temperatures sooner and slow their steam acceptance (consumption) sooner since they don't release heat to the room that fast This reduces overall steam consumption and operating cost while not introducing abnormalities into the operation.

This will need some trial and error adjustment of the blankets so the rooms don't stay too cold.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:11 PM   #34
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Boiler piping is fine.
looks like you have either a tankless coil. Or a hot water heating loop off of it also.
I don't see the second pressuretrol your suppose to have.

Rad piping leaves a lot to be desired. Definitely was done with neatness in mind.
Probably have a few pipes that don't have enough slant on them.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:05 PM   #35
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Thanks for all your input guys!
I will experiment with the options.
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