05:12AM | 11/04/00
Member Since: 11/03/00
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My house is a 1927 Bungalow with radiators and hot water heating. The system seems to be working fine, however I am having a problem getting the radiator in the attic (which is furthest from the furnace) to heat up. I can run the system for awhile, bleed all the radiators and eventually get heat from the attic radiator. By which time the downstairs is 90 degrees. However, under normal conditions, the attic radiator just doesn't heat up.

Does anyone have any suggestions?




11:34PM | 11/05/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Look at the pressure guage on the boiler. Should read around 12 psi. 1 psi will liftwater 2.34 feet, that's why its important that you have at least 12 psi. If there is a valve on the radiator, make sure it is open. The only other thing it could be is an air lock somewhere before the radiator.


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