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Who did you get the rad from? It isn't clear. ...

Who did you get the rad from? It isn't clear.

The valves should be all open in a series piped zone. Closing them will shut off heat to the rest of the radiators. You should make sure they are...
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Check out craigslist.org and Radical Radiator...

Check out craigslist.org and Radical Radiator Restorations (http://www.radicalradiator.com/index/Radical_Home)
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Boilers that are used for steam systems are sized...

Boilers that are used for steam systems are sized using the total sq ft EDR of all the radiators in the system. That's why you see it associated with steam heat. But that number is also used for...
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The spray foam in the attic should really make a...

The spray foam in the attic should really make a difference. Is there any insulation at all up there right now?

Listen rbeck, you knows his stuff. You don't want to reduce the amount of...
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You have a new boiler and your system isn't...

You have a new boiler and your system isn't pumped? Are you sure about that? What boiler was installed?
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Oversized radiators is a good thing. When the...

Oversized radiators is a good thing. When the time comes to replace your boiler, you will size that to your heat loss. Having oversized radiators will allow you use cooler water temperatures and...
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Your system is a gravity system? So you don't...

Your system is a gravity system? So you don't have a pump?

Every radiator you have is going to be over sized for the heat loss. When that system was installed, they didn't do heat loss...
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