Forced hot water question.

Discussion in 'Offtopic' started by red44, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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    Lately it seems like I'm hearing alot of air in the basboard radiation, way more than I ever heard before. How/why is it getting in there and how to purge it out? It's an oil fired boiler, and I have town water.
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    could there be a leak somewhere???
     

  3. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    Maybe it's getting too hot and evaporating the water causing a vapor lock??? :noidea: :noidea:
     
  4. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    If you get to much air in those lines the pump will start cavitating and you will have no heat. They make special valves that go in the lines that let air out and keeps the water in. If I were you I would talk to a good HVAC guy...:noidea:
     
  5. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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    I had a sludge build up in my furnace. It sounded like the pipes were going to break out of the walls. I called someone to come and clean the whole system. I have not had a problem since I had this done.