Had a troubleshooting job the other day, apparently a couple of the old baseboard heaters liked coming on at 80+ degrees even when below the "Medium" setting.
My suggestion was to replace the T-stats (intergral "on the unit" type) but I discovered a screw that would adjust the make and break position on the Dial at ambient temp. It had red dye on it to signify any tampering. The T-stats work fine otherwise.
Do I replace the T-stat or merely adjust them with this screw they have?
Blissfully Ignorant, -Virgil
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI
Had em all through my house for years, I saw that red seal stuff, but never had one come on like that. Must be 400 houses built here in the mid sixties and all had baseboard heat. Most have put in central now, but I still get a couple of calls every october or so, to fix a baseboard, I'll have to try that adjusmtent. Had lightning hit my neighbors ceiling heat 3 years ago and short a couple of thermostats out up there. They hadn't used it since they bought the house, didn't know it was even still hot. It was hot allright turned the drywall brown, before the fire dept. had em call me at 3 am. Was ceiling heat a bad idea, do yall have any problems with it. I know it was used here quite a bit in the 1960's .