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  1. #1
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    Default Heating an old house.

    My sister just purchased a lovely single family home in the DC area. The house has radiators for heat. When she viewed the house in June (checking the thermostat and all) there was heat. The move-in was a week ago and now there is no heat. I believe she has a boiler associated with the hot water tank. There is hot water but no heat. How do we turn the boiler on and/or the radiators to gain heat? Help!
    Last edited by Jean47; 11-14-2008 at 12:17 PM. Reason: bad grammer

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    Default Re: Heating an old house.

    You'll probably have to call a heating technician to come over and look at it.

    It sounds like she has a hot water heat/boiler system, but it could be steam from the info stated in the post.

    Some hot water heating and hot tap water service is combined in one boiler, but just as often there is a separate hot water heater fueled by gas, oil or electric.

    Do you have more info as to the components involved?
    Do you have any photos of the front of the boiler.
    What does the temp gauge on the front of the boiler read (should be betweem 160 degrees to 200 degrees)???
    Last edited by NashuaTech; 11-14-2008 at 08:56 PM.

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