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hi DH, yes rest of system checked. i lived in...

hi DH, yes rest of system checked. i lived in this house all my life, never had to vent/bleed every year, all other radiators work every year without bleeding.
water comes out when i open the...
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Thanks DH and SPOTT. Well I didnt have too much...

Thanks DH and SPOTT.
Well I didnt have too much luck after the other night, its not getting up to temperature like the other rooms...on the bedroom i bled. 6 decades almost in this house never had...
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Thanks, do you imagine THAT with good wrench the...

Thanks, do you imagine THAT with good wrench the KITCHEN old bleeder will come loose, or will it break the pipe it connects to?
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hi all 1- Well i have some good news...i...

hi all

1- Well i have some good news...i decided one last time on the BEDROOM ELEMENT I've been discussing to try Bleeding again.....so i turned on the heat got a bucket and bled for about 5...
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Posted By mikecat

I must have missed the question before. There's...

I must have missed the question before. There's quite a decent stream when i open the vent, goes i'd say a good 1 ft, its not a dribble..its a stream
Attached is the boiler pressure gauge pic. i...
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Posted By mikecat

Spott makes sense what you said. How would you...

Spott makes sense what you said. How would you flush it if you were gonna try? garden hose in one end out the other?
I see what you mean about the blue pex the tech put in the other room, well if i...
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PS i tried messin with the valve tonight, i did...

PS i tried messin with the valve tonight, i did get a little water dribble out. probably when i removed the black cap ..but NO POSITION resulted in good flow.....NOTHING CLOSE to the other radiators....
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i did not save the one last winter that he...

i did not save the one last winter that he changed. but if it spins and spins to the left, does that mean its closing while its spinning, shouldnt it stop when it gets hard/left like a garden faucet?...
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Posted By mikecat

Dougness, appreciate what youre saying the VALVE...

Dougness, appreciate what youre saying the VALVE in the pics is brand new last winter, techs were here bleeding and bleeding to no success,,,are you saying the watts valve is gonna be radical...
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hi Spott, good points on all counts and...

hi Spott,

good points on all counts and thanks for the link. Its possible the guy used blue/pottable water pex when he did it last winter 2020.

What im thinking is weather is getting warm now,...
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Posted By mikecat

More pics, how match to be no valve

Hi , you can see here the pics from the other room where the tech last winter eliminated the valve when we replaced the element.
1- No matter what i do w exsisting valve (left, right, middle) the...
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Posted By mikecat

What i wanna do first is "eliminate the valve". I...

What i wanna do first is "eliminate the valve". I can take pics of another room where a tech last winter replaced a leaking convector and also eliminated the valve and that position is working great....
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Posted By mikecat

Replacing convector element (hydronic radiant heat system)

hi All,
My house is full of these 1950's era hyrdonic heating elements, loop system, multi zones. in a couple of zones i have one or w radiator elements that are not working properly.
Last year i...
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Posted By mikecat

thanks spott...i see your response here, the...

thanks spott...i see your response here, the terminology/lingo is a little above my skillset...but sounds like something i could show someone handy, and they could explain what you meant in person...
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HI All, just a PS on this thread...something...

HI All, just a PS on this thread...something SPOTT has asked about. I had a couple handymen over today, looking at a heating element convector i wanna replace and showed them my boiler and asked them...
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Posted By mikecat

Allan, thats a cool idea about testing temp at a...

Allan, thats a cool idea about testing temp at a faucet that does not have anti-scold device.
Do you have any thermometers you recommend? links?
RIght now weather is moderate, im not pushing my...
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Posted By mikecat

hi Allan, i dont know what happenned after the...

hi Allan, i dont know what happenned after the 1st year that it started opening and flooding my basement, since it was so random, it took me a year to identify where the flood was coming from.
Per...
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Posted By mikecat

Spott,, the reason I got the exp tank was i had...

Spott,, the reason I got the exp tank was i had the new water heater for approx a year before it started blowing, then someone said i need an expansion tank. It didnt help anything, but like i said...
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hi spott, i think i see what you mean, looks like...

hi spott, i think i see what you mean, looks like the exp tank is where it is to be out of the way of the stack in the center of the unit, sounds like your saying there's probably too much...
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SPOTT, ITS tough TO DO THIS BY TEXTUAL MESSAGING,...

SPOTT, ITS tough TO DO THIS BY TEXTUAL MESSAGING, BUT I MADE A PIC WITH NUMBERS, I DONT KNOW PHRASES, (SUPPLY PIPE, BALL VALVE= I GOT NO CLUE)......
IN above pic, one , two and three are half inch...
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https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.doityourselft.com...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.doityourselft.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/numbered_pic_exp_tank2_00a82d9f63b5ab6a6d1add1cdfb5c459a14d7486.png
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Posted By mikecat

Thanks Allan, well i dont really understand the...

Thanks Allan, well i dont really understand the whole concept much, . i think this has something to do with backflow prevention, if the water gets to hot instead of "trying to go back out of the...
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Posted By mikecat

To ALLAN 1- i did what u said the TP/valve did...

To ALLAN 1- i did what u said the TP/valve did close by itself when I put it to 1/2 way.

SPOTT, there's some more pics. Maybe im wrong but i think all that piping is 1/2 inch, not sure i totally...
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more pics

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.doityourselft.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_0200_146c2d0fcd778c4c2f3079a5a36fbdc84337b1ef.jpg
Cold water Shutoff on Left also feeds home heating boiler (out of frame)...
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Posted By mikecat

ALLANj, just saw your note here, 1- im thinking a...

ALLANj, just saw your note here, 1- im thinking a good 10 to 15 gallons had to come out, it was pretty deep and wide with 5 gal remaining in the bucket. 2- Yes the bucket is on fresh water line, the...
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