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January 16, 2000 at 9:17 pm #16085DebbieGuest
have an older home – 1920’s – radiators on first floor are not working to full capicity (only 1/3 feels warm)
the second floor radiators are working full force – was told that these radiators down stairs need to be “bled”. Can someone guide me on how this is done?
April 17, 2001 at 8:56 am #104701vickyGuest
All you need to do is open the valve and let some of the steam/water out. When the water starts to flow, turn the valve back off.
When they need bled, it is a sign of too much pressure in the pipes, the heat cannot circulate because it is being blocked. this should be done once a year, at the beginning of the heating season. If you have a company that checks your furnace and/or water heater, ask the technician to show you how to do it.
October 22, 2002 at 9:05 am #122462Jon MGuest
I have bought an old house that currently has radiant heat. I like the heating but I want to upgrade the radiators to have a modern look. I’m looking to find a retailer who produces modern looking radiators. Basically radiators with a fresh look.
January 10, 2003 at 3:26 am #135111Nasir AliGuest
Please would you be able to help me. I have a potterson central system at home with radiators scattered around the house. The single radiators which are situated in the hall and one in the back bedroom do not heat up. The rest of the radiators around the house do heat up. I have bled them a number of times but that does not make a difference. However, I can feel very little warmt right at the bottom of them. Please would you advice me as to what I need to do.
February 18, 2003 at 1:57 pm #143473Melissa FogelsongerGuest
I am trying to find new radiators for my home. Are there any companies that still produce them.
March 17, 2003 at 10:44 am #149642CJGuest
6 bronze colored radiators great shape and different sizes. Will sell cheap. I switched my home heat to a furnace and central air.
November 10, 2003 at 10:09 am #189400Tom RiellyGuest
I have 8 leaking radiator and Am looking for new or used radiators. Below are the specs. Is it possible to patch leaking radiators??
Qty 3 30 sections(3 row) 60″ longx26.5″tallx9″deep
Qty 1 25 sections(3 row) 50″ longx26.5″tallx9″deep
Qty 2 20 sections(3 row) 41″ longx22.5″tallx9″deep
Qty 1 15 sections(3 row) 30″ longx26.5″tallx9″deep
Qty 1 15 sections(3 row) 32″longx22.5″tallx9″deep
February 2, 2004 at 3:30 pm #207943Dennis BaderGuest
Hi. I live in an apartment building that sends up tons of heat!! I have radiators that are fairly small in size. What can I do to reduce the heat flow besides turning down the valves because they are so old, missing, etc.? Can I install some other kind of adjusting/limiting valve and what do i need to know/buy to do it? Thanks,
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