Cold in Maryland!!

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Old 11-17-08, 05:26 PM
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I own a home that is old, I mean like 100 yrs and I put new plywood and new wood floors this yr and in order to do this work we had to disconnect the radiators. We decided to eliminate one radiator that was too close to the thermostat. We have a 20 plus year durham boiler that has one pipe that goes along the exterior walls and then branches out to the radiators with feed and return. Today we hooked up the radiators and then turned the boiler on and the boiler gets hot but there still is NO heat in the house. We can here the circulating pump humming but the heat does not come on. We don't know if it is the pump or the fact that we capped off one of the radiators now. We need some help here if anyone know what might be up? Thanks in advance!!

BTW: Did I say,,,, I am cold? LOL
 
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Old 11-17-08, 05:36 PM
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Hi neighbor, I'm east of you in Delaware.
Most likely you have air trapped in the system.
Turn off the thermostat to stop the circulator.
Start at the radiator highest & furthest from the boiler, open the little bleeder on the end & allow it to vent until you get a steady stream of water.
Repeat with each radiator working backward toward the boiler.
Once done, try the stat again. You may have to repeat the process with the circulator on.
 
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Thank you so much! I am going to go and try this right now. It's been a frustrating day...hoping this will do the job!
 
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Old 11-17-08, 05:51 PM
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Bleeding radiators

Make sure you have a cup or glass to hold under the bleeder.
Taking a bucket along in which to empty the cup is a good idea.
 
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Thanks friend in Delaware!! We are warm again in Maryland!!! Really appreciate the help!
 
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Old 11-17-08, 06:50 PM
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Glad it was that easy. You may still have some air trapped so don't be surprised if one or two radiators don't get as hot as you are used to. If that does happen, just bleed the problem rads. Stay Warm.
 
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