Bleeding Hydronic Baseboard heating system
Asked Nov 22, 2008, 11:25 AM
I have just moved into an old house in New Jersey and the house has two separate heating zones: one thermostat upstairs and one thermostat downstairs. The upstairs thermostat is currently inoperative, so a PSE&G technician circumvented the problem, and now both upstairs and downstairs are being regulated by the downstairs thermostat. The problem is there is no heat getting to the upstairs baseboard fin-heaters; the PSE&G tech said there is probably air in the line, and so bleeding is required. I tried to bleed the line as he had suggested but after I open the 30psi valve release, the hose I connected to the upstairs return-line drain faucet is NOT where the water comes out, but instead the water is being discharged out the 'emergency' valve which has no threaded line for a hose connection; and anyway I think the water is not being 'pushed' upstairs and back down the upstairs drain, but just to the emergency valve. Could someone help me, we're freezing upstairs?