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Since this seems to be an ongoing problem for you, I might suggest a somewhat more formal approach to it. For instance, use magnets to attach toweling to the top of the radiator shell and let the duble-thickness of that towelling (magnet inside the fold) drape all the way to the floor - that should basically shut-down air flow through the radiator from top ...


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In Russia, they just left the windows open. A photo would help. In general your towels or foil are safe to use, the towels will probably work best. You want to block airflow as much as possible, then, once that's good have an insulating layer. Or just a good talk with building maintenance about installing a flow restriction device on your line. A down ...


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Alternative solution: use an underfloor heating type which goes over your existing floor. Polyplumb do one called Overlay, which was what we had installed. 18mm thick panels are laid on the floor, which have grooves for the pipes to run in. Obviously you're either a) going to need to put this in every room downstairs, or b) have a level difference between ...


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You don't mention the age of the 'new' house.... It depends on the floors construction. Standard is to have a 50 to 75mm screed on top of a 100mm ish concrete subfloor on top of 150mm crushed and compacted hardcore/stone. Insulation has only been added since the 1990's. If so, you'd need to remove the whole screed and hope that it's not terribly bonded to ...


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Most hot water baseboard is not radiant to any significant extent - it's a convector (air heater) and most can be adjusted to flow more or less air (resulting in more or less heat) by adjusting "flaps" on the baseboard shell. They can also (especially old setups in place for a long time) be impacted by buildups of hair, lint, dirt, dust-bunnies etc. that ...


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I would expect the heat of the water in the radiators to drop a little bit as it travels along the loop but there are other considerations to how warm or cold a room is: how many feet of radiator are there in the rooms? More radiator length will mean more heat is delivered in that room. how many windows/doors in the rooms? Are any of the rooms drafty? Do ...


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The problem could possibly be convection from the 2nd floor, heat will rise. Do you have valves on your radiators? Are they thermostatic? If you have thermostatic valves turn them down to lowest setting (on level 3) and see if the temperature drops. If you don't have thermostatic valves they will just be open/closed, close them and see if room temp drops. ...



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