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Any tips on adding those vents? suppose I need to...

Any tips on adding those vents? suppose I need to cut the copper pipe and solder in... little nervous about soldering.
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Sorry, just now saw your post. The banging is at...

Sorry, just now saw your post. The banging is at the boiler itself not upstairs Spott. And maybe the hy-vent is sucking air in, I never thought that might be the issue. It does seem that after a...
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First off, just want to say this is the absolute...

First off, just want to say this is the absolute best forum! I have used all your advice and my boiler is running so much better! Plus I added valves from your suggestion from other posts to...
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I've tried many times to bleed the system using...

I've tried many times to bleed the system using several different methods I saw on you tube. Maybe I'm not doing it correctly. Is there a document/video that is recommended for the bleeding of the...
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Speaking of air scoop... thought I read somewhere...

Speaking of air scoop... thought I read somewhere that the input to the air scoop should be at least 18 inches from a 90 degree bend? Otherwise turbulence or something to that effect makes it so that...
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I don't have an air purge device on the 2nd...

I don't have an air purge device on the 2nd floor. The only air purge device is the scoop and hy-vent near the boiler. Just never have been able to get air out of this system so adding a air purge...
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finding leak

I shut all valves and then let it sit for several hours and found the pressure did not change (so no leak in boiler). Then I opened only one valve for each zone and two of the zones the pressure did...
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Thanks for the reply! Sure does seem to be a...

Thanks for the reply! Sure does seem to be a never ending battle. I ran across one video where they claimed that water evaporates even though it is in a closed system so you should always leave the...
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Air purging zones

My hot water system has 3 zones... basement, main floor, 2nd floor. I had a question on which zone to start when purging? I've always started with the basement first and ending with the 2nd floor. ...
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Got the new gauge in, went in with no problems....

Got the new gauge in, went in with no problems. Have a temp gauge at the boiler drain and it is reading same pressure as the new gauge so was a successful install.

I do have a question, as I took...
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ok, good to know! Wasn't sure if the...

ok, good to know! Wasn't sure if the temperatures would be too high in that area of the boiler to be able to use that or not. Thanks for the reply!
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boiler gauge replacement

Can't believe it is getting close to fire up the boiler again... before I do that, I want to replace a faulty boiler gauge tridicator. I noticed that the old one looks to be installed using thread...
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My feed valve is on track to be delivered today....

My feed valve is on track to be delivered today. Ordered some valves and pressure relief valve and should be delivered tomorrow. Hopefully this weekend I will have all this back together with valves...
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Thank you for the responses spott and doughess! ...

Thank you for the responses spott and doughess! When I verify the boiler gauge at boiler drain, I find that the original boiler temp/pressure gauge definitely does not appear to be correct (seem to...
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ok, was thinking that wasn't a good way to...

ok, was thinking that wasn't a good way to check... sure would be nice to be able to check that way though instead of having to drain the boiler.

what made me wonder something was up was only...
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Pressure check of expansion tank

Recently replaced my expansion tank it is an amtrol and it was precharged at 12psi. My feed valve pressure I'm not 100% sure what the pressure is. I think the feed valve may be faulty. My question...
01-26-20, 07:33 AM
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Used your tips and the repair was successful!...

Used your tips and the repair was successful! Thank you all for your help!
01-18-20, 08:04 AM
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Ok, cool, sounds like this job is going to be...

Ok, cool, sounds like this job is going to be easier than I thought. Was worried that that the joint compound would not adhere to the gypsum. Is there a rule of thumb on the max thickness a layer...
01-17-20, 11:01 AM
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Repair pet damaged drywall

Been doing research on drywall repair and the stuff I've come across is for fixing drywall holes. My dog when he was a puppy scratched the drywall and didn't actually make a hole all the way through...
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trying to post picture again, looks like I had...

trying to post picture again, looks like I had reached my quota.
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Success! was able to remove it. Think the...

Success! was able to remove it. Think the penetrating oil was just enough to get that unstuck!
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Thanks everyone for all your help! Just got the...

Thanks everyone for all your help! Just got the new expansion tank installed and already notice a big difference. Really enjoy it when a DIY project goes well :) Posting pics of the new install...
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Thanks for the cloth/liquid wrench suggestion!...

Thanks for the cloth/liquid wrench suggestion! Going to try that and give another attempt to remove it in a couple of days.
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Ah, think maybe I should have asked is there any...

Ah, think maybe I should have asked is there any tricks or tips on loosening pipes with rusted threads. I can't believe they didn't use thread tape or pipe dope. And just to add to my misery, I see...
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Oh, I mean the threads are rusted in the air...

Oh, I mean the threads are rusted in the air separator so it isn't breaking loose when trying to spin it off. When someone installed it they didn't use thread tape.
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