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Old 11-08-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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Heating zone heats some unused rooms


Hi,

I have a oil-fired boiler that heats three zones using hot water radiators.

One zone heats the basement, kitchen and living room. There is no real need to heat the basement. Is there an easy way to reduce the amount of heat radiated by the radiator in the basement?

My first thought was to stuff heat resistant insulation in the radiator. Another option is to remove the fins from the hot water pipe that runs inside the radiator (that's a destructive option I don't care for).

Thanks!

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Old 11-09-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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Hi,

I have a oil-fired boiler that heats three zones using hot water radiators.

One zone heats the basement, kitchen and living room. There is no real need to heat the basement. Is there an easy way to reduce the amount of heat radiated by the radiator in the basement?

My first thought was to stuff heat resistant insulation in the radiator. Another option is to remove the fins from the hot water pipe that runs inside the radiator (that's a destructive option I don't care for).

Thanks!

turn the vavle down that's on the side of the radiator you want to turn the hard down on. If you shut the valve off totally the radiator won't heat up at all. baseboard heating runs in a loop. But radiator type boilers heat up individually.

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Old 11-10-2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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I'm sorry. I was using the wrong terminology. I have baseboard heaters that are running in a loop.
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