How to bleed air from boiler for baseboard heat


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Old 10-08-10, 11:59 AM
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How to bleed air from boiler for baseboard heat

Hi, I have baseboard heat but I do not see any air relief valves on the pipes upstairs. I want to drain the air from the system - which has never been done. It makes pinging noises and water rush noises when the heat comes on. Here is a picture of my boiler. I seems like I should be able to hook up a hose to the threaded outlet, open the water in, and then open the valve where the hose is connected until the air is out. There's a relief valve of some sort in the way back. Not sure what that does though.

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Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-08-10, 02:41 PM
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What you are proposing with the hose is a bad idea.

Please re-post this on the Boiler forum - you're on the forced air furnace forum.
 
 

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