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Re: bleeding radiators

Posted By: olefangled person
Tuesday, 9 May 2000, at 8:52 a.m.

In Response To: bleeding radiators (MB Gaynor)

Go down to your boiler (in the basement- probably) look for a floor drain of some sort. near it should be a hose (like a garden hose) - if not look from the drain to your boiler and and see where there is a water shut of valve that seems to be at or near the bottom of your boiler and is leading out like a faucet where you can screw a hose onto it.Above there you will (p s i) pounds per square inch measurer, when it kicks on and builds a certian amount of presure (I believe 1- 1&1/2 puonds per floor is around normal according to your type / age of your boiler)-this is the best time to open the valve and watch the clear glass tube get clear water in it((9 about a gallon approx.) rather than rust- becarful it's scalding high preasure water ,hold hose into drain. This should be done once a week during very cold weather.When it's not so cold - once a month. If you haven't touched it and used it a few seasons and are unsure of this - have a professional come to your place the first time for a rutine service call and watch the service person and don't be afraid to get a second oppinion and ask all the questions your want. Good luck , I hope I helped some.

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