Bleeding rads

  rickf 17:02 23 Sep 2014
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When bleeding radiators which one should you start with if there is an order. I have always bled radomly but I might have not been doing the right thing.

  bumpkin 17:18 23 Sep 2014

Start from the lowest and work upwards. Make sure the pump is not running i.e. system off.

  Pine Man 17:18 23 Sep 2014

Always start with the radiator furthest away from the boiler.

  bumpkin 17:24 23 Sep 2014

It does not really matter a great deal unless re-filling after a drain down.

  BT 17:27 23 Sep 2014
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Fit the automatic bleed valves and you'll never have to do it again.

  bumpkin 20:43 23 Sep 2014

If your system needs frequent bleeding you need to investigate the underlying cause before more serious problems occur. A properly maintained system, even an old one should not require venting on a regular basis. If you are finding that you need to do it often then autovalves will vent it but that is treating the symptoms not the cause.

  spuds 11:52 24 Sep 2014

Keep plenty of mopping up equipment handy, just in case of errors or spillages.

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