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Unscrew or cut old bathroom radiator

I have this old, non functional radiator (there is no water running anymore on that line). I would like to remove it, but I would like to know: does it seem possible to remove it by unscrewing the ...
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How do I fill this hole around radiator pipes between my attic flooring and 2nd floor ceiling?

How do I fill in this hole so that the filling doesn't fall in? The pipes are for a radiator and they lead from the attic floor down through the 2nd floor. I do not want to use expanding foam because ...
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Calculate/estimate power of existing central heating radiator (UK)?

Having one type of the radiator, how to "guess" it's output power to make sure I replace with comparable power output (little narrower, probably a bit higher)? Are there any on-line tools or ...
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Fitting radiator between pipes from the floor, calculate dimensions, power (UK)?

I have two pipes from the floor to connect the radiator into. Current one has bizarre bends added on one side so wider one fits in, but I want to change it to "designers" one that would ...
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Radiator Covers - MDF or Plywood? [closed]

3/4 MDF or 3/4 Plywood? I'm building a few custom radiator covers that will be painted and am deciding on the wood I will use. These are on a hot water system (Not Steam), and they almost never ...
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Cap thick metal pipe from bathroom radiator

Have this very old radiator. Need to remove it completely. Supply pipes have not been in use for many years, so needs to be capped. Is it possible to do it myself, what tools? Or need a heavier tool ...
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Bleed valve location

Can’t tell if this is the bleed valve with so many layers of paint on this radiator.
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How high can baseboard heaters be installed?

I'm trying to do a basement loop to heat up my basement. Can I install a hot water baseboard at approx. 12" from the floor?
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How can I temporarily install tile where radiators were removed in my bathroom?

I recently bought a very old house and took out the radiators when I installed mini-splits. That means I've got this ugly spot in this small bathroom. I will do a full reno some day, but for now I ...
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Two Zone Boiler System. One calls for heat, both zone return lines get hot

I have a newly replaced two zone boiler system and am having issues. One zone is the basement only, the other zone is first and second floor. I have basement zone at 70 and it functions as expected. ...
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White Patchiness on Plaster over Rock Lathe Rolls

I have a 1950s build house with plaster walls installed over rock lathe (vs. wood lathe). In one room, the walls are showing white patchiness throughout. They feel clammy and have no "slip" ...
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One radiator in my house is cold I bleed it got the air out, checked TRV the pin is not stuck but still won’t heat up like the other

Radiator is cold after I bleed it water comes out fine, check the TRV and the pin is fine moves in and out fine it still no heat. All of the other radiators are hot
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Should this be part of an oil heater?

I have an old oil heater that emits a faint odor once heated. Thinking it must be just dust burning off, I took it apart and wiped it completely clean of dust, but the odor persists. I've narrowed it ...
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Why are the radiators on the top floor of my house cold?

I have two radiators upstairs on the second floor (top floor) that are cold. When I bled them a few days ago, all of them released water. They are still cold. I need those radiators to release heat as ...
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Why are my radiators not getting hot enough?

I live in a newly build house with 9 radiators in it. I can have the heating on for 2+ hours and a few radiators get hot but not boiling hot while others are still Luke warm. I’ve tried bleeding them ...
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Radiator valve will not close

This summer, I had a leaking radiator valve be replaced by a plumber. He then fitted the existing thermostatic head on the new valve, as it worked fine. Now that it's winter, it appears that the new ...
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how to handle steam/condensation from baseboard steam radiator

The baseboard steam radiator we had installed in 2016 as part of a kitchen renovation often causes water to pool on the (hardwood) floor because steam/condensation from the outlet doesn't seem to have ...
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Combi Instinct 199 - hot water radiator pressure

I recently had a oopsie where I tried bleeding one of my colder radiators and I accidentally unscrewed the bleeder valve too far and it popped out. Bunch of water came out but I was able to eventually ...
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Troubleshooting water hammer issues in heating system with TRVs on radiators

Sorry that my first post has to be a long one... Update: two radiators in bypass do not solve the issue The water hammer noises have certainly decreased, but I've heard them again closing a hot water ...
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Are H block thermostatic radiator valves universal?

I have bought the following radiator: https://www.bestheating.com/milano-bow-anthracite-d-bar-central-connection-heated-towel-rail-1800mm-x-600mm-61170 However, the company supplying that radiator ...
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How do I patch these holes in tile floors?

I had radiators removed from original bathrooms and it left behind these holes in the tile. Looking for an easy but not egregiously bad patch until I’m ready to renovate. Limited ceiling access for ...
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Can a crack in an electric oil-filled radiator be (relatively safely) repaired?

I was following this video tutorial (found on this Fixya forum) to repair a bad capacitor in a broken Kenwood oil radiator that would only make a buzzing noise when powered on. However, when I got ...
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How do I turn off my radiator without a knob?

One of the radiators in my apartment has a knob that I can turn to turn the radiator on/off: But the other one doesn't have a knob in that place: How do I turn the second one off? I tried turning ...
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Radiator making a "filling up" noise

We recently had our boiler replaced with a heat pump. To help the circulation of the water in the radiators, the engineer installed an external pump. Most radiators now make a constant running water ...
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How to remove Giacomini plastic radiator valve head?

I want to remove the white plastic valve head (so I can replace it with a smart wi-fi controlled one), but I can't figure out how. Simply pulling it doesn't work. Edit! I managed to get the top part ...
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Radiator making loud blaring noise

I have a one-pipe steam radiator system. Recently one of the radiators started hissing so I replaced the vent. Now I get an occasional loud blaring noise lasting a couple of minutes once a day. The ...
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Radiator bleed valve leaking after bleeding

After I bled our radiators this evening, one of the radiators is leaking out of the bleed valve. I can see water droplets forming very slowly on the valve and then dripping, perhaps a droplet every 30 ...
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Question about refill valve on home heating system

I heard some gurgling in our baseboard heat recently, so I decided I should bleed the air out of our system. Never having done this before, I watched a few youtube videos to familiarize myself with ...
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How can I tell if there’s enough water in a hot water boiler system that doesn’t have a pressure gauge

It has an automatic water filling system with a Watts pressure valve SB1156F but the third floor radiator was empty. I’ve held the purge lever on the pressure valve open to fill the third floor cast ...
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Radiator with a 27 degree heat difference not warming up

I have a radiator in a single room that appears to have a heat difference between input and output of around 27 degrees.(Input 55.9 output 28.1) Input 55.9 degrees Output 28.1 degrees The radiator ...
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How would you babyproof a steam radiator that's recessed into the wall?

We just moved into a rental house (so my options for modifying it are limited) that has approximately 24" x 24" steam radiators recessed into the walls. They're surrounded by a bit of ...
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Connection between Copper and Pex pipe broke in extreme cold

During extreme cold month of Feb in East coast, my baseboard radiator pipe broke, basically the connection between the copper and pex pipe broke and water leaked all over. I called a contractor and ...
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Hot water radiator bleeder valve replacement

Does the valve to the radiator need to be turned off before replacing a bleeder valve? In the photo my finger is at the part that leaked. Thanks for any advice. I had the bleeder valve replaced, but ...
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Configuring FHW heating system as a backup to minisplit

I installed a minisplit HVAC (well, HAC) system a few years ago. Very happy with it as housewide AC, mostly happy with it as heating (more efficient than the high-efficiency gas forced-hot-water ...
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Old house, want to update thermostat

I bought an older house (1897!) and am slowly but surely going around and repairing things and updating them. I want to update my thermostat to an ecobee one. We only have radiators and no AC, but ...
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Cast iron radiator holes

I have a family downstairs from me that cooks a lot of smelly foods. I noticed some smells are coming up from where the radiator pipe goes through the floor. I live on the 2nd floor. I was wondering ...
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Boosting the output of a central heating radiator

The indoor temperature is hovering around 20C on a regular day, I'd like to kick it up to 24C and not have to use electric radiators to supplement the heating. In this apartment there are old soviet ...
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Do radiator covers with low openings reduce efficiency?

I am renting an apartment that is heated by radiators. The owner put solid faced laminated wood covers with openings just at the top and bottom. I've been arguing with my spouse that these might look ...
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Why is my house freezing and my gas bill astronomical?

I live in a multifamily row house in the northeast. There is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath garden apartment plus a 2 floor duplex and a basement. I am the owner and I live in the duplex, we rent out the garden ...
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Temporary radiator removal setup

If I want to remove a radiator for a few days or a week but did want the heat to work during that time, is it okay to simply cap the pipe stubs or is it better to simulate a radiator with a piece of ...
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How do secure a radiator to a wall, after it was already been poorly fitted

Have a radiator handing off the wall, its essentially stay in position because of its own weight. The wall behind it is plaster board over brick. As you can see the screws and plugs have completely ...
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Why does bleeding radiators save energy?

I wanted to bleed my radiators by myself for the first time and I was wondering what is the reason that bleeding radiators saves energy? Most of the guides on bleeding radiators mention that this is ...
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One radiator is not getting hot (water doesn't seem to flow through it)

Central heating system is Pressurised system with Combi-boiler. My fix attempts so far: Bleeding air out of the one radiator (with a bleed key). Immediately bled water implying no problem. Checked ...
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Radiator elbow union plug

I would like to temporarily remove this radiator to do some drywall and painting and during that time, I would like the rest of my radiators to operate normally. The elbows, which are essentially ...
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How do I switch off the water flow of the central heating?

I have a pressurised central heating system. I am changing the radiator valve by freezing a section of the pipe. I was wondering if I have to switch off the flow of water of the central heating. If ...
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Help me Understand Hydronic System Boiler Circulator RPM / HP / Head / Flow / System Pressure [closed]

Help me understand the correlation between boiler circulator RPM / HP / Head / Flow / System Pressure - see the particulars at the bottom. CASE: My 1986 boiler came with Armstrong S25 circ (same as B&...
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Electric Boiler VS Electric Radiators hard wired

My four-bed house currently has traditional heating system with a combi boiler. I am looking at ways of lowering bills due to my gas usage being well over £300 a month already and its only November! I ...
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Only half of my apartment electric radiators come on

I hope I am in the right to place to ask for help. I am in the UK, have a small apartment with 4 radiators. They look like they are electric (no pipes running to them). This is a relatively new build ...
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Radiator valve part help

I recently tried to turn the valve to open it a bit more after noticing the top of my bedroom radiator was not as hot as the rest of the home. I noticed while turning, a part cracked and came off, it ...
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Radiator suddenly stopped heating, removed TSV and it heated again, what to do?

My bedroom radiator (UK here), upstairs, heated fine until yesterday morning, when I found it cold (heating was off all night, as usual). I've removed the thermostatic valve head/knob that controls ...
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