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Old 11-30-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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I have a gas boiler. I'd like to bleed my radiators but the instructions say to turn off the main heat system. I'm concerned that if I turn it off the pilot light will go out.

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hot water or steam ?
I have hot water & I have bled mine with the heat turned down so it won't circulate water while I'm bleeding them

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I have hot water as well.

Thank you for your reply, turning down the heat instead of turning the whole thing off.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:01 AM   #4
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For future reference, turning off the electric to a boiler won't shut off the pilot.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:26 AM   #5
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I have another question about radiator bleeding. I have an old row house that is divided into five apartments. If I bleed the radiators, do I have to do the whole house (all the radiators) or can I just do one apartment. It's just one apartment where the radiators seem to be not cranking out heat.
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Best to do them all.

That way you catch the others before they become a problem.
Is your expansion tank a bladder tank, or steel compression tank.

If compression. you may want to drain it. Good chance its water logged.

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