Replacing bleeder valve in hotwater system

Old 08-03-05, 07:38 AM
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Replacing bleeder valve in hotwater system

Hi! I am new to the forums and also new to home repair so I am trying to read up on this site and gain some knowledge. Is there a search feature here?

OK, my question is, I have a hotwater baseboard which has a bleeder valve that is leaking slowly. Do I need to drain the entire system to replace that one valve or can I just swap it out. I have tried tightening it already with no luck

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I moved your thread to the appropriate forum. I've always left the questions and the work to the pros when it comes to anything heating and air. I get calls to work on hot water systems with leaks like you mention but I wouldn't want to disable the system upon restart, not knowing how to properly revamp the system back up.

Someone who knows this will answer.
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Thanks for moving it to the right place!
Old 08-03-05, 02:13 PM
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Bleeder valve

You need to drop the pressure in the boiler to zero before trying to replace the valve.

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