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radiator starts banging seconds after turning on the valve

I even made a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiCzXr59p6E Do you guys have any idea what could be the reason?
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Loud knocking noise in house with radiators and old plumbing

I'm staying in a three story home with radiators and old plumbing (probably copper). I'm a guest and it's a rental with a management company (they fix a few things here and there but not most things). ...
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Replacing cast iron hot water floor standing radiator with wall mounted type

How does one size the replacement radiator to approximate the old radiator output, or should I just do a heating btu calculation from the room dimensions?
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Baseboard water heat not heating one room; Rest of zone/house is good

I have a baseboard water heating system set up in three zones. One zone consists of two bedrooms and a bathroom at one end of my house. The thermostat for that zone is in the hallway connecting the ...
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upstairs radiator not working

upstairs radiator not working - all others are ok - valve on one end Therm controller on other - took a spanner to the valve and ensured open - still will not come on - what could the problem be?
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Why do radiators need bleeding? Where does the air come from?

I had to bleed a radiator for the first time recently. This made we wonder where the air that gets trapped in radiators comes from. I'm not looking for a specific cause for my own heating system, ...
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PEX pipe burst: what else needs to be fixed to prevent it happening again?

I'm a renter in NYC and our 4-story building has recently-installed (within the last 8 years) baseboard hydronic heat. All of the tubing is PEX, except for from the boiler itself (as required by code) ...
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Heat shielding paper under radiator cover?

What am I looking at here with this paper-ish material on the underside of all my radiator covers? They are pretty old covers, but I don't believe they are as old as the house (1923). Is this... dare ...
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Can I replace hydronic water boiler return pipes with pex?

My house was built in the 1920s, the heating source was a hot water/radiator system. Originally the basement was probably used only for a coal furnace (we have the drop-off door that the coal guy used ...
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Painting central heating radiator

I would like to repaint a standard UK tired looking central heating radiator to a copper looking colour. My question is how to strip the current white paint really? Please see the photo attached. I ...
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Cold air under base board heat from floor

My wood floor doesn't go all the way to the wall underneath the base board radiator. I have a draft coming from that section. - what can I put down to stop the draft and looks nice.
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Diagnose cold radiator

I recently moved into a new place which has two floors. It is heated with hot water and the heater gas-powered heater is in the lower floor. There are two radiators in the upper floor that stay ice-...
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Can't shut off towel heater?

I've just moved into this house and there is no way to twist these two knobs. How do I shut off this towel heater?
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Not getting Water from Radiator

I moved into my home a few months ago and suspect it's been quite a while since anyone bled the radiators. I've been going around bleeding them for a few days and I'm still getting a lot of air out of ...
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What type of radiator/baseboard is this?

Hi, My home was built in 1950 and has the following radiators throughout the 1st and 2nd floor. The basement has water baseboard heating with a single copper fin line. Lately I have been hearing a ...
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What is this radiator vent used for and how is it used?

My place has a steam heater. On its right side, there is something similar to radiator vent It has a pin movable anywhere in the middle slot which is about a half circle. I was wondering what it is ...
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Radiator or convector for vacation home?

I am looking upgrade my vacation home's heating system, and I am wondering whether I should install (electrical) radiators or convectors in the bedrooms. It is a poorly insulated farm with a lot of ...
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Most efficient way to improve my house's heating

I live in the mid-Atlantic in a 100 year old house, and I'm looking for a way to reduce my heating bill. Last winter, I left the thermostat at 68F, and our gas bills were incredibly high, despite ...
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Gas combi boiler removing radiator

I'm doing some decorating at home and needed to remove the radiator. I still need to be able to use the gas heating throughout the house while the radiator is off. I closed the TRV and lockshield ...
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How to safely remove this old hot water radiator?

I want to permanently remove the radiator picture belowd. The home has been retrofitted with central air and a few mini splits and the radiators are no longer in use. The boiler has been removed from ...
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Trouble understanding my heating system

Hi, just moved to this new place and I'm struggling getting the right temperature for hot water and heater. Could anyone help me understand the direction and source of each pipe? I guessed some of ...
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Is my CH/HW fully pumped? Is it two-pipe?

I'm having problems understanding the exact configuration of the CH/HW piping in my house. In particular, I have to understand where and how to place piping for additional radiators at the upper floor....
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Radiators no heat

Hoping someone can advise. I had a "Tradesman ", replace a working radiator in the kitchen (purely for efficiency). I was then left with no hot water or heating (all working morning prior to his ...
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Part identification: Thermal cutoff within baseboard heater

We had a contractor paint our baseboard heaters with white thermal paint. He gutted the radiator's electrical components, in order to prepare the chassis for painting. In doing so, he snipped what he ...
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Are black marks on the wall over a radiator cause for concern?

I'm looking to purchase a home that has a hot water system. This home shows black marks above the radiators on the painted walls. What does this mean and should I be concerned? The previous owner ...
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Radiators no longer heating up after cold weather

I have a Worcestor Danesmoor boiler that lives in a stone outhouse and heats the water and radiators in my house. The heating is set to come on at certain times of day, but during some recent cold ...
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convector hot water radiator in far bedroom doesnt work on second floor

far bedroom radiator isnt warm while other rooms convector radiator works fine. cant find any valves in basement or near radiator. any assistance would be greatly appreciated.all pipes leading and ...
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Why does my radiator only come on when other radiators are on too?

We've just fitted smart TRVs and since doing so we've noticed that the radiator in our bedroom is usually cold, even though according to our settings it should be heating up. It does heat up a little ...
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Why is my steam radiator rattling like this, and what can I do about it?

I have one-pipe steam radiators in a home built in 1905 (condoized in 1998). Only one of the radiators, the largest, makes this awful rattling sound when the system heats up: https://youtu.be/...
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Glow Worm Flexicom HX boiler F11, F22, F25 Error codes

This is less of a question, but more of a list of things we tried to stop the frequent F11, F22 and F25 error codes appearing on our Glow Worm Flexicom HX boiler which would stop it from functioning. ...
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How to remove a Honeywell Braukmann 104v radiator actuator

I have a radiator with a Honeywell 104V radiator actuator that I'd like to replace, I think it's P/N T104V1422. I can't seem to figure out how the thing is connected to remove it. The rest of the ...
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How can I use home automation with hot water heating radiators?

My apartment (in a condo building) is currently using stationary PTACs (using electricity and hot water), which I'm planning to replace with a split-level A/C system (for cooling) and hot water ...
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Can you change a TRV by isolating the radiator at both ends?

I've been changing the thermostatic radiator valves on my radiators. My understanding (obviously wrong) is that if the TRV is turned off and the lock shield is off, that at that stage no water is ...
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Duct tape and painter's tape to cover baseboard heater

I am having an issue of beetles and centipedes entering my apartment from under my baseboard (length of room) radiator via cracks in the foundation. Landlord is not able to send anyone out for a few ...
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Dart in the radiator… How do I fix it without replacing the radiator?

So I was playing darts with my friend, and below the dartboard is a radiator. Anyway long story short the dart went into the radiator and now water is spraying everywhere out of it. I managed to ...
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Replace radiator mains and reduce electrical consumption

I have recently converted from oil to gas in my 2500 sqft 1930s era Home. We have a hot water radiator system. We left the original radiator main pipes and risers. They are large pipes 3” mains. and ...
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How do I move a radiator about 15 centimetres?

I can remount the brackets no problem, but may have to extend the pipes on both sides. How do I do it, and how hard is it?
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How do I turn off this two-pipe steam radiator?

We live in an NYC apartment with steam heat. The noise of this radiator is driving us crazy because it's in the bedroom. We want to turn it off. The solution seems to be to shut the intake, the same ...
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cannot get last radiator on the line to heat up

All radiators but one are toasty. The cold one is up on the second floor, and is the last one on the line, farthest from the boiler. It has been bled of air. It shoots out a thin stream of (cold) ...
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What kind of radiator is this and can it take TRV

I live in a brownstone built in 1900 converted to separate apartments in early 1970’s (I think). We have a single pipe steam heat system and recently replaced the boiler. My unit is one that’s ...
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When the radiator is leaking and it's throwing out water

Could the vapor that comes out of the radiator be harmful to a person. The room got full of yellow brown spot all over the walls.
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Bedroom Radiator not operating properly

We have two nest thermostats installed over a month ago and i am not sure the issue was after or before the installation of nest thermostat. We have two zones of heating installed in our house.One is ...
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How should I remove corrosion like this from radiator connections

In the process of replacing a radiator and there is a fair amount of corrosion around the connections. I plan on scrubbing as much off as I can with sandpaper or steel wool, but is there a ...
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Do I need to reuse these radiator connectors, or should I get new ones?

I have finally got around to removing an old damaged Stelrad radiator - I have an identical one waiting to go on the wall but despite using a fair amount of force, the connectors don't appear to want ...
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bleeding radiator without access to the bleeder valve

I've got a cast iron radiator where the end with the bleeder valve is shoved up against a wall. Is there any other way to bleed a radiator? Supply and return pipes are at top and bottom of the ...
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Bleeding a Cast Iron Radiator with No Bleeder Valve

I am having an issue with a single cast iron radiator where it is not heating up at all. All other radiators are working fine in the apartment. A lot of people suggest bleeding the radiator, however, ...
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Water radiator system has single loop instead of flow & return pipes — does this make sense?

I have a hot water heating system connected to several radiators throughout the house. While all diagrams I have seen of radiator plumbing have a separate flow and return pipe, this one has a single ...
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Convert section of radiator pipes from rigid pipes to flexible pipes

I am looking to purchase a treadmill to use in my basement hut the location I want to use it has radiator pipes in the way. I am wondering if it would be possible to replace the pictures section of ...
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Bleed radiator in to jug, frothy bubbles on the surface of the water

I bleed 1/2 litre from radiator into a jug, frothy bubbles on the surface of the water, does that indicate air bubbles trapped in the water or is that normal ? Also the water is clear but slight ...
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How do I force pump to force supply to radiators at top of house,

If I want to force pump to direct all its attention to radiator in loft to see if I can get them hot. Will simply turning down the thermostatic valves for all the other radiators have that affect or ...