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    All of my baseboards are now heating so I wanted...

    All of my baseboards are now heating so I wanted to close the loop on this in case others are having a similar problem.

    For 2 of the three non working units, the air must have been trapped in the...
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    Problem Fixed

    All of my baseboards are now heating so I wanted to close the loop on this in case others are having a similar problem.

    For 2 of the three non working units, the air must have been trapped in the...
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    The fill valve is always on and I have a backflow...

    The fill valve is always on and I have a backflow preventor and a auto fill valve.My autofill valve does not appear to have an override on it and there is not a valve to isolate the boiler if it did....
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    jadnashua, The fill valve is generally open...

    jadnashua,

    The fill valve is generally open all the time. Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

    Should I try these things and then leave the fill valve closed when I'm done?
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    Probably about 26 feet to the first unit from the...

    Probably about 26 feet to the first unit from the boiler outlet. 13 feet horizontal and 13 feet up.
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    Thanks jadnashua. So to correctly check the...

    Thanks jadnashua.

    So to correctly check the pressure I need to do it with the system drained?

    Actually the two pressure readings may not be that different. Because it was not easy to get to, I...
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    I was able to get some air out of the baseboards...

    I was able to get some air out of the baseboards by elevating one end of them. It took more than 3 cups of bleeding before I got warm water out of the bleeder.

    However, the water only flows when...
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    I'll check the zone valve but I don't think...

    I'll check the zone valve but I don't think that's the problem since:

    1. When the 3rd floor is calling for heat, the pipe on both sides of the zone valve quickly heats up.
    2. The main pipe for...
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    Thanks for the reply johnjh2o1. It is...

    Thanks for the reply johnjh2o1.

    It is definitely a one pipe system for the top floor. There are 3 zones: basement, 2nd floor, & 3rd floor. There is only one circulator which was originally a 1/12...
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    I took about 3 cups of water out of each of the 3...

    I took about 3 cups of water out of each of the 3 baseboards that were not working but did not get any air. I then tried elevating the end with the bleed valve, opposite the fill valve, and I did get...
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    Thanks for the replies. It's a 3 story house,...

    Thanks for the replies.

    It's a 3 story house, including the basement which also has baseboards. The baseboards are copper pipe with aluminum fins. The copper pipe comes up through the floor, feeds...
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    So the air must be in the 3 baseboard units that...

    So the air must be in the 3 baseboard units that are not heating? I've bled them all and I get nothing but water. How long should it take before I get air out of a 7 fot long baseboard unit?

    Thanks
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    No Heat on Most of Top Floor Zone

    Hello all. Sorry for the long winded question but Iím trying to list all of the information Iíve been able to determine. Thanks in advance for any help or comments you can give.

    I have a 3-zone...
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    No heat on most of top floor zone

    Hello all. Sorry for the long winded question but Iím trying to list all of the information Iíve been able to determine. Thanks in advance for any help or comments you can give.

    I have a 3-zone...
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    Thanks for the reply Deb. Which particular aspect...

    Thanks for the reply Deb. Which particular aspect of installing the pump would make you shy away from it?
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    New well pump - In need of help soon

    Hi. I have an 86' deep well with a jet pump that has bit the dust. I am replacing it with a 1/2 hp submersable this weekend. (I have people coming to help which is why I need answers soon) I'll also...
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