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Math professor by day, hacker by night, diy man by weekend.


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revised How do I cut and cap copper water tubing cheaply and safely?
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accepted Is this radiator too small?
Jan
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comment Is this radiator too small?
bcworkz: Correct, it's a single pipe steam system. I verified that the valve at the bottom (left side of the picture) is fully open.
Jan
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comment Is this radiator too small?
BMItch: The valve on the right isn't adjustable, but I think there are replacement valves which are. Even so, if the radiator is too small no valve is going to make it hot enough to heat the room, right?
Jan
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comment Is this radiator too small?
Thanks for doing the math on the BTU output of my radiator. I know the radiator does get hot (too hot to touch; don't know if the full 215F but I can check). I used this calculator and it suggests about 5300 BTU/hr is needed, which would support the supposition that 2640 is not enough!
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Jan
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comment Is this radiator too small?
DA01: My best guess is that it is the size, but not being an expert either I didn't want to ignore the possibility that it was something else.
Jan
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comment How should I rewire this situation?
My vote is option 2. A hole through one or two studs in a load bearing wall is not going to weaken it that much. You might be able to use a flexible drill bit extender and a long bit to lessen the amount of additional damage.
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asked Is this radiator too small?