I got the two downstairs radiators detached and their feed and return pipes capped. This, I thought, would at least let me run the furnace and heat my bedroom.
Both God and the house said "Ha!"
I turned on the heat, and went upstairs to check things out. There was a nice thin stream of water squirting out of the interior of the radiator. And, whilst the system was pressurized, rain began falling from the decorative(?) beam between the living and dining areas.
|Let there be rain!|
So. Command decision is that *all* radiators are in some way dead. Four new radiator panels and four valve sets are on order from Runtal in over in Massachusetts. I've ordered two twelve foot UH2 panels, one for the bedroom and one for the closet. Five foot and eleven foot UH4 panels are on order for the living and dining rooms.
Oh, and of course, there is wall repair needed where the old radiators stood as well, which really means that he downstairs needs painting. Since heat is the priority, I plan on patching and painting the walls where the old radiators were first, then moving on to painting the entire living/dining area. Deb had a color scheme in mind, If I recall correctly, it was green for the living room, blue for the dining room, and red for the kitchen. (My recollection is based on the colors of the kitchen and dining room chairs.)
|The wall under the front window. NOT the worst of the two!|
|Someone put a 'cap' on the baseboard, because it is bowed away from the wall.|
|Close up of the cap.|
|The dining room wall, the worst of the two. This is after the first coat of fill. Once it is completely dry, it gets sanded, a second, thin coat, final sanding, and paint.|
|The improved product.|
|New threshold plate and coat of paint.|
|New weather stripping!|
In the mean time, the bedroom is comfy, thanks to an early Christmas present from Deb - an electric, infra-red heater!
|The new heater. It is a faux fire place, with the infra-red heater in the box underneath. That's Suzu warming her tail.|
|Suzu enjoying the new 'place' by the 'fire'.|
For my next trick, more outlets in the bedroom!
Oh, an update on the last electrical post... the short in the wiring over the back bedroom migrated. I came home to find my wireless out, because I had plugged it into the old circuit, which failed when the short migrated. So all of those lights and outlets are dead again.
I love this place!!