Draining a gas fired boiler for baseboard replacement

Old 10-13-18, 09:07 AM
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Draining a gas fired boiler for baseboard replacement

I need some help, I am remodeling my basement bathroom and the baseboard radiator is in pretty poor shape and I would like to replace it. The problem I have is that my boiler is in a room off the garage and the baseboard radiator (the whole zone actually) is in the basement which is lower than any of the drains in the boiler room. I have looked at all the baseboard radiators in the basement zone and none of them have a low point drain. What is the best way to drain the zone? The radiator in question has 1/2" pex pipe supply. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 10-13-18, 01:54 PM
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First off you need to make sure all the supply valves are turned off.
Ultimately you'll need to cut the line to get it to drain. Do you have a place to drain it to ?
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PEX is often connected with special fittings that can be easily disconnected with an inexpensive little tool - SharkBite is one brand. The same connectors and PEX tubing can be reused.

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