Radiator: Heat reduction in a single unit

Old 10-17-05, 01:44 AM
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Radiator: Heat reduction in a single unit

Hi, I'm usually in the Computer forum glomming info. I know even less about heating.

From OCT to March it's August in here!

I live in an upper floor brownstone apt and have no direct access to the thermostat and old radiators that feature a single pipe and valve, which I am told if I shut it off I will effect the heat flow to the apartment above.

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do here? There are windows above each of the units which are often wide open in the middle of winter (to minimal effect)

The downstairs occupants who do have access to the theromostat are not unreasonable, but they must accomodate the apt above us also which is always about 10-15 degrees cooler than ours.

Old 10-17-05, 07:19 PM
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If the valves are on the radiator as opposed to in a pipe run, shutting them should not affect any other radiators. You could install adjustable air vents & set them at a low number (slow venting).
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Install a thermostatic radiator valve to the apartments that overheat. Of course since you said radiators I'm thinking steam????

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