Self-Maintenance assistance needed


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Old 11-03-05, 11:34 AM
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Self-Maintenance assistance needed

I have 2 questions:

1) When bleeding radiators, is it best to start with the lowest or highest radiators, or does it matter? Also, when is the best time - in fall as the heat comes back on, or in the spring after the heat shuts off for the summer?

2) What easy self-maintenance can/should I do for my expansion tank, if any? Do I need to drain once per year? If so, when (fall/spring)? I think I understand how to do it: turn off valve from tank to system, drain expansion tank, turn valve back on. Please let me know if this is necessary, and if so, why.

Thanks

Marc
 
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Old 11-03-05, 05:43 PM
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Let me preface my comments by saying this: Adding fresh water to a closed system is one of the worst things you can do to it.
If the radiators are heating ok, leave them alone.
Unless you have a pressure problem, leave the expansion tank alone.
Draining the expansion tank or bleeding the radiators introduces fresh water.
 
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Old 11-04-05, 07:48 AM
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There isn't any need to remove air from the system that slowly seeps in?
 
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Old 11-04-05, 05:39 PM
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Removing air

If you are not having a problem, leave things alone.
 
 

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