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Old 10-14-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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Bleeder Valve vs Water Valve: Choices???


I have HW Baseboard heat and need to put bleeders in. I have seen those small water valves that go on water lines for ice-makers, humidifiers, etc. that clamp on and penetrate the copper line.

What is your opinion on using those as bleeder valves as opossed to opening the system and sweating a regular bleeder valve in at an elbow?

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Old 10-14-2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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sooner or later they'll leak, there are some you can braze without draining the loop, Johnstone suppy sells them.

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What is your opinion on using those as bleeder valves as opossed to opening the system and sweating a regular bleeder valve in at an elbow?

THanks
The water valves for ice makers are not designed to for the hot temps of a boiler. The rubber gasket will eventually leak and destroy your floor.

Do you have a friend that is a plumber?
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