no heat, first floor zone!


Old 10-18-07, 09:21 PM
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no heat, first floor zone!

I recently drained and refilled my boiler system, which I now know is a mistake. Boiler fires up, but only circulates hot water to the second floor and basement zones; no water movement on the main floor zone. I've bleed some of the baseboard radiators on the main floor and am getting cold water. Should I continue to bleed and let the water flow? Should I bleed them all, or just the first/last in the main floor system? Pressure at about 20 psi, if that helps.

Hopefully still a few weeks before it gets too cold! Thanks!
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Old 10-18-07, 10:36 PM
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Not knowing the specific piping scheme you have I suggest that you bleed all of the baseboards on the loop that is not heating.
Old 10-19-07, 04:24 PM
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No Heat-First Floor

I agree with Furd.
If further bleeding fails to help, the answers to these questions may help us help you get heat.
Do you have zone valves or a circulator for each zone?
If zone valves, are you sure the valve for the first floor is opening?
If circulators, is the first floor circulator running?
Old 10-21-07, 06:01 PM
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Bleeding all the radiators on that floor seems to have worked guys. I guess I didn't realize that even when one is spitting up water the others can still be plugged with air. Thanks for the tip!
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