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Re: Too little heat - is there anything I can do? EVEN MORE!!!YES

Posted by richard on December 04, 1999 at 23:23:13:

In Reply to: Re: Too little heat - is there anything I can do? YES posted by Alex Choi on December 04, 1999 at 23:10:41:

OK here's even MORE...... When my Landlord's wife starts to cook a big sunday dinner
and have some of their 6 kids and grandkids over the heat from the stove
and the boilng water will all affect the thermostat .....same deal its hot downstairs
and we are cold......

So we asked them to open the window in the kitchen or the front door
and let some of the heat escape so the boiler will give us some heat.
Once you explain things nicely the landlords usually cooperate.

Richard
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: Thank you Richard!

: You're a genious! I will suggest this to the landlord.


: : You have to think backwards.....since the thermostat is downstairs in your landlord apt,
: : it is getting too warm at that point.....so the thermostat shuts off when it reaches the assigned temperature
: : So you have to turn down his radiators and even shut ONE of them off if he has one that is
: : way too close to the thermostat, that will make the thermostat stay on longer and VOILA... YOU get more heat!
: :
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: : : Richard,
: : : I have just the opposite problem -- not enough heat. Is there anything I can do?
: : : We are on the second floor and it's always cold. Does airing out the radiators
: : : do anything? The landlord keeps bleeding the radiators, but I think he's full
: : : of it. I think the people downstairs are just controlling the heat for
: : : themselves. Basically, the situation sucks like !@#$!!! It's always cooler
: : : upstairs. Do you know of a way to get even temperatures on BOTH floors?

: : : thanks,
: : : Alex.

: : : ps. Please respond to this board (I'm about to quit aol).

: :
: : : : UH tracy.........i know your father never taught you this so I will,
: : : : all radiators have a knob on the bottom which control the amount of steam
: : : : or water going thru it, so take off the radiator covers and turn the
: : : : knobs.........now if they are painted shut then call the super.

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: : : :
: : : : : My apartment has NEVER dropped below 75 degrees, but is usually maintained at a minimum of 80.

: : : : : It has got as high as 92, and that's without any cooking.

: : : : : Is there anything I can do? I am tired of being uncomfortable in my own home!


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