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Rads get very hot when taking a shower heating not turned on

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Hi,
That is because the Flo-check valve(s) in the heating system is bad and allowing the hot water to "gravity" flow through the loops...
Get a HVAC professional to replace the flo-check on your heating system...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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