I am not sure what I want to do counts as balancing and if it is
subject to the balancing section of the FAQ. Balancing looks fiddly to
me and back-breaking is not required, I have done this already. :-) So
I am hoping for a simpler solution.
The problem is my (largish, remote from the boiler and adjacent to an
unheated sun-lounge) lounge lags 1-1.5C from the hall. The hall is
heated by the only non-TRVed radiator in the house, as it also hosts
my new Honeywell CM907 thermostat.
Because the rest of the house has TRVs, I can just raise the CM907 to
22.5, so the lounge reaches 21-21.5, but I don't see the benefit of
boiling the hall. I have done this, so as to test it's possible for
the lounge rads to heat the lounge to the desired temp. In case it
matters, I note that the thermostatic valves in the lounge are the
only ones left in the house that have the TRVs fitted at the wrong
side of the rads. For the past 23 years that the house has been up :-(
I have checked that the lounge lockshields are fully open. I am now
thinking of restricting flow to the hall radiator (remember it is the
bypass rad, no TRV). Is this a good idea? Which side do I restrict,
the in or the out?
And while I am at it, I have an encyclopaedic question: does the fact
that one has TRVs mean that, because a room that's before another
reaches the TRV shutdown temp, it can cut out others after it in the
circuit? Or are rads not really in line?
Many thanks in advance for any answers,
- posted 12 years ago