multi-unit hot water baseboard heat

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Old 09-16-18, 01:38 PM
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multi-unit hot water baseboard heat

Two identical 12 apartment buildings, both have hot water boiler baseboard heat, one has individual thermostats for each unit the other has single thermostat for whole building. Why and can single thermostat be converted to individual thermostats for each unit. Boiler on ground floor with 4 one bedroom units along with 4 second and third floor units in building.
 
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It depends how it is piped. If each apartment has its own feed and return line and is individually piped from the other apartments then it can be controlled by its own t-stat and zone valve or pump.

If the pipes to the apartments come off the main randomly then it will all have to be separated.

Hope this helps a little.
 
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You could install thermostatically controlled radiator valves on each radiator. This would allow each radiator to govern it's heat output. It is not the best idea but I have used it. "google" Danfoss valves, to get an idea of what I am speaking of. There are other named brands available. Also, if the system was installed using "mono-flo" Tees, you could install electric zone valves for each piece of mono-flo radiation. AS Spott said, It all depends on how the system is piped and how much you want to spend.
 
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