Honeywell pressuretrol settings

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Old 11-23-08, 03:45 AM
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Honeywell pressuretrol settings

My upper radiators on my steam system do not heat up as well as the lower floor, in fact at night the bedroom is chilly. My settings on the pressuretroll are 1/2 psi and diff of 2lbs. If i was to increase the diff slightly, would i get the steam to the upper floors, i know i would probably use more oil if i do this, just wanted some input on this. The vent valves have been replaced, and are working properly also, the boiler is only about 8 years old. Thanks Jim
 
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Old 11-23-08, 05:02 AM
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It is not a pressure problem. You can heat a 10 story building a city block square with 2 psi. Do you have main line vents? What type thermostat do you have? Is the boiler properly sized? Is it piped properly?
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Old 11-23-08, 05:08 AM
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Yes i have what looks like 2 vent valves in the main piping above the boiler, i do believe they are both working, the system is a Weil McClain oil fired boiler with the hartford loop, unit works fine, just that the rooma upstairs dont heat up like the lower rooms. Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it. Jim
 
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Old 11-23-08, 05:12 AM
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It takes ounces of pressure to heat a home. If not it comes to piping, venting and even insulation.
Is all the piping in the basement insulated? If not it will condense the steam too fast and slow the heating process. It could be as much as a thermostat adjustment.
Proper piping includes more than a hartford loop.
 
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Old 11-23-08, 09:11 AM
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Ok the pipes are insulated in the basement, i even took the vent valve off the side of the radiator and ran the boiler, the radiator heats up to the 1st section on the radiator and then no more, can the radiator be clogged with rust or something, i hear air trying to come through the hole where the valve is, but no steam is coming through, what gives here. Thanks Jim
 
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