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My early '50s convectors provide very comfortable...

My early '50s convectors provide very comfortable heat. Mine are a different style and brand (Crane). Modern fin-tube baseboard units (such as Slant/Fin) don't mix well on the same zone with...
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It's OK to leave the caps off the auto vent - as...

It's OK to leave the caps off the auto vent - as long as water doesn't spit out. How long for the air to be automatically be removed? Possibly a very long time.
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Spott, what do you see as the pros and cons of...

Spott, what do you see as the pros and cons of running a hot-water boiler at 20 psi, vs 15 psi? I assume that at 20 psi, any air would be compressed into a smaller volume and perhaps be more likely...
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Your feed valve, if set at 15psi, will...

Your feed valve, if set at 15psi, will automatically start adding water to the system if it drops below the 15 psi setpoint. Your safety relief is set for 30 psi. The boiler nameplate should list the...
07-09-19, 02:16 PM
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No, it is perfectly acceptable to run plug-in...

No, it is perfectly acceptable to run plug-in loads less than the breaker size. The breaker is sized to protect the wiring. But, if you are worried about it, install a 15-A breaker until later.
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It's possible that the drain valve is blocked...

It's possible that the drain valve is blocked with crud. I happens if the valve is not exercised routinely. You can try loosening the stem packing nut on the valve, and maybe that will free up the...
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Why are you wanting the drain the system? Unless...

Why are you wanting the drain the system? Unless it's necessary for some special repairs or maintenance, routinely draining the system is not recommended - when you refill the system, the replacement...
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