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Old 05-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Just drilled through a baseboard heating line - ugh


I swear, only me. Luckily it only leaked into the garage.

I managed to find the valve coming out of the boiler to shut it off, and thankfully it's starting get warm out so hopefully there's no rush in fixing this zone (which means I can DIY).

But assuming I can get to the pipe, cut out the part I drilled through, and replace it, what am I looking at doing to refill it? Just turn on the valve, let it fill, then bleed at the baseboards? Do I need to add anything to the water? If I have a pro do this, what's a ballpark $ (located in the northeast...we talking $200 or $2000?)

Thanks. Sometimes I wish I didn't own tools.

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Cut out the damaged part and repair it. Turn the valve back on and open the bleeder. Your boiler will have a fill valve which regulates the amount of pressure in the system. When water comes from the bleeder, close it.

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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how big was the bit and drill hole?right thru it or just into it.that is just circulated water maybe 20psi when hot during the winter just access the pipe and lets hear back.might not need to ripe out the pipe but fix in place
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biggles took the words out of my mouth..how big is hole and did you go all the way through....????? maybe you could just silver solder it....????
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a turbo torch and small tip hittting it with a rod your done..smaller hole stay brite or solder 95/5 will do it also...sand it flux it...
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