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    Default Install Upstairs Radiators, do I need valves?

    I am a diy guy that has an old farm house currently with no upstairs heat (iron radiators were cast off by the last owner). To get heat to the 4 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs I have been able to run 2 loops of 3/4 pex (4 pipes) to the upstairs bathroom where I will be able to make two separate loops to the bedrooms and bath. Being on a tight budget, I would like to install slantfin along the windows, but wonder about one bedroom overheating and one being too cold. Has anyone used thermostatic valves like the ones sold by http://www.mysoninc.com/client_image...listprices.pdf

    My next step is to contact myson but thought I would ask here to get an unbiased opinion. Thanks for any info on thermostatic radiator valves.

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    Just put the baseboard in. You can control the output with the dampers on the baseboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmer_dave View Post
    I am a diy guy that has an old farm house currently with no upstairs heat (iron radiators were cast off by the last owner). To get heat to the 4 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs I have been able to run 2 loops of 3/4 pex (4 pipes) to the upstairs bathroom where I will be able to make two separate loops to the bedrooms and bath. Being on a tight budget, I would like to install slantfin along the windows, but wonder about one bedroom overheating and one being too cold. Has anyone used thermostatic valves like the ones sold by http://www.mysoninc.com/client_image...listprices.pdf

    My next step is to contact myson but thought I would ask here to get an unbiased opinion. Thanks for any info on thermostatic radiator valves.
    I have not used that exact brand but I have used a very similar model and they worked quite well! I would definitely recommend them!

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    Great for balancing your system. I recommend them for your bedrooms. Bathroom would be optional (personal note: I would put them in the bathroom too)

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