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Old 11-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #16
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How to fix baseboard heat (gas heat furnace) making GURGLING NOISE?


Boiler air bleeding is more effectively done with the pump/s off.
What is your psi read on your tridicator?

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I don't know if there is a psi meter on my boiler. I will check tonight.

I think this is what I have to do.

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Boiler air bleeding is more effectively done with the pump/s off.
What is your psi read on your tridicator?
Wow, I just checked the psi and degrees. The boiler is running at 20 psi and at 170F. I freaked out and turned off the boiler. This is may be something more serious than I thought. I will have to get a pro to fix this. What do you think could be causing this?

The boiler for my floor is running fine, it's running at 10 psi and 69F. The one having trouble is for my tenants upstair.

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20 PSI and 170 degrees is a normal reading over ride when the boiler temp controller is set for 160 .
The pressure is low for your floor as is the temp you listed for it.

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20 PSI and 170 degrees is a normal reading over ride when the boiler temp controller is set for 160 .
The pressure is low for your floor as is the temp you listed for it.
So is it running at high temperature because of the air inside the radiator?
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You will have a temp controller on your boiler that allows the water temp to only go so high before it turns off the main burners till it cools down a bit. A tridicator temp of 170 is pretty common. The air in the lines might be slowing down the circulation a bit and so arriving at the max temp a bit faster but if you are getting the heat you want, where you want, it is still functioning well enough. Even after bleeding the air off the rads, it will still run at that same temp.
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I had a pro come today and fixed the problem. He change water in the whole pipe system and adjusted the psi to 12. The noise is not there anymore. $150 to fix is a bit steep though. Thanks everyone
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$ 150.00 is not steap ...... trust me....
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$ 150.00 for a Sunday repair? Keep his business card for the next time.
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Dirt cheap. I'd of been $125.00 just to tell you what was wrong.
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wow u Hvac pros make good money. I might be in the wrong business
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That pro never knows when he's going to lose his Sunday on repairs.
That money you are paying him allows him to carry a store in his truck so that everything was repaired in the one visit. Add truck payments & expenses/ bonding/ insurance/ training upgrades/ tools/ to the rest of his business expenses and it just ends up being a fair wage for a tech who probably has multiple tickets to do his job.
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wow u Hvac pros make good money. I might be in the wrong business
Switch businesses/trades. Go to schools to learn to work on window A/Cs chillers, oil furnaces, gas furnaces, Heat pumps, Electric furnaces, WSHPs, etc. Then go buy a truck and stock it. Pay for advertising. Then look how much money you don't have if you only charge 50 bucks an hour, and you have customers that decide to DIY the repair after you diagnose the problem.

A round trip for a service call may take 4 or more gallons of gas. So 50 bucks minus 15 for gas leaves 35 bucks. So you don't make much on diagnostics charging only a few bucks an hour. Let alone have money for more training as newer tech comes out.

I have more money in digital testers then what some systems install for.
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So I went on a vacation for 2 weeks. When I came back, the heat is making the noise again. I tried to bleed the heat myself resulting in the heat stopped working in a couple of rooms. The PSI dropped to 5 or under. I had the pro who fixed the noise problem for me before come to take a look. He said I need to change the gray container on the left of this picture

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He said something about that part is supposed to automatically pump cold water in the system when the heated water evaporates to keep the system full of water. That part is not working properly hence the PSI handle keeps oscillating and there is air in the system making the noise. He quoted me $300 including parts and labor to change it.

Does it look like a correct diagnosis and a good quote to you pros?

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It provides a place for the water to expand to when its heated. Yes, it could be the cause of your problem.

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