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One of my baseboard radiators does not work, but others work fine in the hot water heating system. Does anybody know why?

I have bled the device already and hot water can come out from it, but no heat.

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Turn some of the others of and see if you can push the heat through the one that is not working.

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Changed a radiator today, drained system. Hot water will not heat now. Heating and radiators are working ok


Helen, if it is the radiator in your car that was changed, you may have air in the cooling system that needs bled out. May also be a failing water pump, thermostat,etc.
Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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How to Bleed Radiator


If you have a water heating system where you use hot water to heat your home, you may have to bleed your baseboard radiation or cast iron radiators which ever you happen to have installed in your home.

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Any time you let the pressure out of your system you can get air into it. For the system to work properly and quietly you need to release the air out of the system.

To properly bleed air out of your system you will have to make sure that the pressure reducing valve is working correctly and is keeping your system pressurized properly.
This tip will tell you about that and shows you a picture of what it might look like.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3695967-valve_pressure_reducing_or_pressure

The next thing is to find the bleeder valve or valves on your system. Some systems will have many bleeders. Cast iron radiators will have one on each radiator near the top and baseboard heating systems will have one per loop at the highest point of each loop. When you open the bleeder you will get a foul smelling air out of the bleeder valve. Leave the valve open as long as air is coming out of it. If it is spitting and puttering, leave it open and catch the water till it comes as water only. This process can take a long time for some systems.

To open the valves sometimes you may need to use a special tool. Some valves have a four sided stem and others may have different configurations. Some you can get too with a needle nose pliers and others will accept a screwdriver. Many of the special tools can be found at stores like Lowes or Home Depot. HVAC supply houses often have them also.

The bottom line here is that air in your system is not good it will decrease the heat output of your system and you will hear the water running through the system when it should be very quiet. Releasing the air from your system will ensure top efficiency and performance of your heating system.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4008078-differences_between_steam_hot_water

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3904286-steam_system_steam_radiator_air

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Want to shut off my hotwater heater and still run my boilerhave base board heat


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What is the best way to purge a hot water baseboard heating system?I seem to have a lot of air and system seems to be not flowing at all


The answer to your question depends on the design of your heating system. There are two common piping arrangements. The first is called a Venturi system. In this type of system you have a main loop that runs around the house with "scoop" tee's that force the water through each radiator/baseboard in the loop. With this type of system you must bleed each radiator individually. At the end of each radiator you should find a bleeder that will require either a flat head screwdriver or a square "key" (available at the big box hardware stores) to open the valve and bleed. This can be a somewhat time consuming process as to do it correctly you must go around the entire loop (preferably in the order of flow) 3 or 4 times to ensure you have moved all the air out of the system.

The next type of arrangement is know as a standard loop. This is where the water flows from one baseboard to the next, in a loop. (ie the baseboards are connected to each other, not just pulled off a common loop). In this type of a system you should find a "stop and purge" set up at the boiler. There should be a valve on the return close to the boiler, and just above that a boiler drain. (faucet type fixture). If you close this valve, connect a hose to the boiler drain and let the water flow into a bucket, you will be bleeding the hot water loop. If you have more than one zone, you will want to close all the valves at the return, and bleed each zone out indiviadually. After all zones have been bled, you can then re-open the valves.

As a note, you should see a water feeder located on the piping going into the boiler. (This device is connected to the cold water line that feeds all your household fixtures. ie sink, tub, etc) If you move the lever to the fast fill position it will allow water to flow into the boiler at a much faster rate, thus helping you push the air out easier. This is only really possible with the Standard Loop layout, because you need to monitor the boiler pressure anytime it is "fast filling". If you are "fast filling" you MUST ensure to release the lever prior to closing the boiler drains or you run the risk of causing the pressure relief valve to open, which can and will cause personal injury and property damage.

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We need to raise humity for 50%. We have gas bioler and base board radiater.


Hi,
If you have baseboard heat the only way to raise the humidity is to get your self a separate humidifer and run it separately from the heating system...there is nothing in a hot water heat system that will do anything for the humidity levels...

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Hot water not going, wanting to know how to turn it back on?


You have a real good description of your thermostat--
I wonder why you suspect the thermostat to be causing your 'No Hot Water' problem?

First of all, I have to be sure I understand your real problem--
When you say you want to 'turn the Hot Water back on', (It is 'Not going')
Do you mean you want a boiler (maybe in the basement?) -- or maybe a zone valve in a Hot Water, Baseboard heating system-- to be heating your house/ room/ apartment?

I would suppose, if you have the thermostat set higher than the room temperature, that it should be giving a 'call' to the boiler (or Baseboard Hot Water Heater..) to ignite a fire, and heat the waer, and then heat your room, or house.

So-- Could the problem be in the Device heating the Hot Water?

Please tell us more about your heating system-- what type of fuel, -- What happens when you lower the Thermostat, and then raise it-- What used to happen, and what does NOT now happen, etc.

Tell us more clues-- maybe we can help remotely like this-

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MY APARTMENT HAS ELECTRIC WATER BASEBOARD HEATING SYSTEM, I found out the heat cannot be turned off even I disconnect the honeywell thermostats (only one on the wall for the whole unit - living room and 2...


Okay couple questions here because either you have hot water baseboards or you have electric baseboard heaters.
- if the system is a hydronic baseboard heater fed form main boiler, usually this means your space heat is controlled by a zone valve which the zone valve is controlled by your thermostat.
-if you find the zone is controlled by a zone valve than it is possible the zone valve is defective causing hot water to bleed past the zone valve even though your t-stat is telling it to close.
- first find out what excatly the baseboard is heated by either water or electricity
-next personal message me and I can walk you through it

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What is it that you are trying to do? Do you have a piece of hot water baseboard heater and you want to 'power' it with an electric hot water heater?

Codes aside, I don't see why it would not work. You will have to put a circulator (and a temp control device) on it to move the water.

This is not going to be a very economical heating system.

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