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Today I tried draining the entire system...

Today I tried draining the entire system completely and filling from scratch. I closed all of the taco zone valves except the second floor. I filled that up first and tried to bleed it using the...
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Sorry I'm not at the house but I know all of the...

Sorry I'm not at the house but I know all of the drains. There are two other drains, one is two feet above the boiler drain which is on the main feed, not sure why they have that one just two feet...
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I tried turning off the other zones today (except...

I tried turning off the other zones today (except for the 2nd floor zone) but I was not able to bleed it from the boiler. I rechecked the upstairs baseboards and found zero bleeders. There is a...
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I ended up cutting out the baseboards so I could...

I ended up cutting out the baseboards so I could tile easier. I was able to special order 1/2" Slantfin Baseline baseboards. I installed them today and luckily nothing is leaking. The bad news is...
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Here are the pics. Most of the elements are 1/2"...

Here are the pics. Most of the elements are 1/2" upstairs and down but some in the crawl space areas are 3/4". A lot of pipes start at 3/4" at the heater.
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Yes they understood that. I have not been able to...

Yes they understood that. I have not been able to find the base line 2000 1/2" to order yet.
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Just got this from Slant Fin: There would be...

Just got this from Slant Fin:

There would be nothing wrong for the small amount you intend to put in using a reducer.
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No there are definitely 3/4" pipes as well. It...

No there are definitely 3/4" pipes as well. It might be 1/2" for the short runs and 3/4" for the long runs. I will get back to you with more info.

Any idea where I can order the Slant Fin 1/2"?
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I'm not saying I want to install 3/4", I'm just...

I'm not saying I want to install 3/4", I'm just saying that's what they said. I want to use 1/2" to match whats there so I don't screw up the original design.

I do not have the end caps anymore,...
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I called Fergusons and the store near me didn't...

I called Fergusons and the store near me didn't even sell hydronic baseboards. They told me to call one farther away and they only sold "Sun Temp" 3/4" variety.

Do you think it is ok if I just...
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Thanks, there is one not too far away from me....

Thanks, there is one not too far away from me. Your pics look good!
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I found a website that sells 1/2" hydronic...

I found a website that sells 1/2" hydronic baseboards:
Heaters | Baseboard Hydronic | 48" Panel Track Heater w/ 1/2" Element | B304915 - GlobalIndustrial.com...
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Thanks for the article! It looks helpful, will...

Thanks for the article! It looks helpful, will read it when I have a chance.
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Just so I am clear, 3 and 3/16" is the minimum....

Just so I am clear, 3 and 3/16" is the minimum. Do you guys usually go with the minimum or higher? I like the 2x4 method of putting it flat against the wall, I might go with that.
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Thanks for all of your responses. 1) If I...

Thanks for all of your responses.

1) If I decide to replace the units, do you guys know if Home Depot or Lowes sells 1/2" pipe models or would I have to find an HVAC supply store?
2) The Slant...
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Replace or straighten fins on baseboard heat?

Hello guys,

I am tiling my floor and there are two baseboard heaters which are in questionable condition. I have attached three photos. Two of them or of a baseboard in the bathroom and one is in...
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