I just switched to natural gas and had a new Weil-McLain steam boiler installed. (I originally had an oil boiler with steam heat.) It is a one pipe system and I have the old style radiators, except for wrought iron baseboards in two rooms (main level bathroom, and small "den").
I had no problem with heat in any rooms before the gas conversion and new boiler installation. Now two the rooms with baseboards (they are connected through the shared wall because the furthest room is on a slab) do not have heat unless I keep the thermostat set at 80 degrees. I can hear the heat trying to work... almost like clinking and ticking sounds (not banging and clanging).
The boiler company installed new vents, and made sure all the radiators are sloped correctly. But nothing has worked. They say there's not enough pressure building up, and that the pipe(s) to those rooms aren't big enough around. (Yet, it worked before!) They do have to come back for a third time, because several of the pipes/radiators in other rooms are clanging like crazy, so loud you can hear it outside the house, and it's impossible to get much sleep.
I'm worried that the installers changed the way the pipes were, right above the boiler, so the heat isn't getting to those two rooms. Does anyone have any other ideas? I guess I also need to know how high above the boiler the "header" (or equalizer?) should be?
Thank you for any help at all.