Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Heating Problem


hi, I recently had a bathroom remodel completed. throughout the house I have cast-iron stand up type radiators. it is a forced hot water, natural gas system. my bathroom is small, and the cast iron radiator was taking up useable space. the plumber suggested taking out the old radiator and hooked up a new piece of copper line baseboard to the existing lines.

I am now not getting any heat in the new baseboard in the bathroom, although the other cast-iron radiators in the house are working fine. I do notice that when the boiler kicks on and then off, I get a gurgling sound in the return pipe section of the new baseboard. anything I can do on my own before I call him back in to look?

brandonlynch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Downeast Maine
Posts: 999
Default

Heating Problem


Check if there's a bleeder valve on either end of the baseboard radiator. If yes, crack it open (usually with a small screwdriver or little end wrench) and let all the air escape, continuing until only solid water comes out (have a pot or something on hand to catch the air-water mix).

If you don't have a bleeder, just give the plumber a call and he should flush the air out for you.

NateHanson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Default

Heating Problem


If there is not a bleeder on the end of the baseboard you may want to add one. It sounds like he may have cut in the new baseboard and neglected to purge the system. The gurgling is air and will prevent proper circulation. I found one site that has a lot of heating products the coin vent is the smallest thing that will fit under the BB cover http://www.houseneeds.com/shop/Heati...o400hyvent.asp
VT DIY GUY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Downeast Maine
Posts: 999
Default

Heating Problem


Those vents you linked are automatic air vents. You don't need that, as there should be an air elimination valve in the basement, and there shouldn't be much air building up in the system. You really just need to bleed it manually this one time, and perhaps every couple years after that AT MOST. So just put in a manual bleed valve. They're about an inch long, and will fit under any baseboard housing.
NateHanson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GMP100-3 Problem hansim4 HVAC 2 12-13-2007 03:55 PM
Phone Jack Hookup Problem kennykenny Electrical 18 12-07-2007 03:48 PM
Central Heating Frustration SassySue General DIY Discussions 4 11-29-2007 06:46 AM
Trane XE80 Heating Question, Please help!!! Stephen1977 HVAC 3 01-30-2007 06:34 PM
Post-Tension Slab Problem Advice/Help Mike McBride Building & Construction 2 01-09-2007 01:51 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.