Buffalo Boiler question

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Old 03-25-04, 02:11 PM
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Buffalo Boiler question

I just moved into a house with a boiler heating system. The raditator in the master bedroom does not throw out any heat at all. I checked to make sure the valve was open and am not sure how to bleed the raditor. I thought it was the kind that needs a key, but there is no place to put a key.
 
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Old 03-25-04, 04:21 PM
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info info what do you have steam are hot water??
 
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Old 03-25-04, 06:35 PM
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If there is no vent you may have a steam system as Ed suggested. The easiest way to tell is to look at the boiler. If it is a steam boiler, it will have a vertical glass tube to determine the water level. That coupled with the fact that there is no vent on the radiator would indicate a two pipe steam system. On the side of the radiator opposite the valve there may be a trap. It is a round fitting usually with a hex shape on the top. That trapmay be malfunctioning or there may be a problem with the steam pipes. They need to pitch up from the boiler all the way to the radiator. Give us a little more info and we can help you better.

Ken
 
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