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Old 11-05-2010, 08:17 PM   #16
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Upstairs baseboards not getting hot


I was looking at the wrong side of the gauge...it's ~30PSI.

Is it worth putting monoflo tees on the returns from the baseboards (faced in the proper direction of course)?

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Old 11-06-2010, 02:30 AM   #17
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If you also put a way/method to remove air from the base boards. It is.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:18 AM   #18
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There is about 8 inches of exposed pipe in a closet upstairs...I could probably sweat in a bleeder valve. How would I do that? Just put on a tee? What does the bleeder look like?
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:13 AM   #19
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You would want to use a purge valve if your just installing on the return line.


Make sure you don't already have something like these

Already on your baseboards.
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The exposed section of pipe is kind of in the middle of the line. Could I install something like your second picture upstairs in the closet? All the pipes upstairs are at the same height.
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Is it one continuous straight pipe from each baseboard to the next. With no elbows?

hen you could. but it would take a long time to bleed the air. The purge valve is much easier to use to get rid of air.

You probably already have a method. Your just not recognizing it. They had to be able to get teh air out when they originally installed it.

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