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Old 02-09-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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Hot water radiator parts? Bleed Valves


I was just going through the process of bleeding my hot water radiators, when i noticed one of the bleed valves is damaged, and inoperable.

I *BELIEVE* I have the standard 1/8" bleed valves.

Does anyone know where to get these online, and what I need to do to install them?

I was planning on turning off the furnace
turning off the water supply to the furnace
then doing the swap, should this work?

Let me know what you guys think.

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Old 02-09-2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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Steam or hot water system?

Can you post a photo of the current bleeder?

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Old 02-09-2008, 11:40 AM   #3
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I am pretty sure this is what I have/want.



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Steam or hot water system?

Can you post a photo of the current bleeder?
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:08 PM   #4
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for what thet cost and the problems they might cause when they leak,you might want to go around the house and do all of them...shut the boiler down pump if you have it and bleed off the riser pressure off the highest one if possible.some teflon tape on the new ones going in won't hurt
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Good idea biggles. but do you know where to buy them?
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I too would like to know where to purchase new air bleeders for my hot water system.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:54 PM   #7
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any heating /plumbing supply should have them. in a pinch you can bleed by backing the whole bleeder out and wiggleing it to purge the air
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any heating /plumbing supply should have them. in a pinch you can bleed by backing the whole bleeder out and wiggleing it to purge the air
Exactly how I'm doing it now.

Don't they also make an auto-bleeder for these? Maybe more expensive than it's worth?
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i kno steam have autos but not sure bout hot water
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i kno steam have autos but not sure bout hot water
ok, thanks.

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