Re: Hot Water Baseboards
Posted by e-plumber on January 28, 2004 at 18:39:03:
In response to Re: Hot Water Baseboards
: About a year ago I bought a condo that is heated by hot water. The bedrooms on the second level are always much colder than the downstairs where the thermostat is. Also, a few of the movable plates above the fins are missing. Is there a way to balance the seperate rooms on multi levels and does that missing part effect the air flow or not...

The baseboard element should be intact for the best operation, it works by convection so if there is a part missing it may not work the way it is supposed to.
Your temperature differences could be from several causes; heat loss, not enough radiation, cold drafts, etc. The thermostat may need to be turned up higher to allow the second floor to warm up. When it is 70F downstairs and the theromstat is satisified, it will shut the boiler or circulator.
Good Luck. e-plumber

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