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How To Bleed a Heating Radiator

Watch more Home Heating & Air Conditioning videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn a simple technique for bleeding excess air from your radiator pipes. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Turn off the heat Turn off the heat and wait until the radiator cools. Step 2: Locate the valve Locate the bleed valve. It is a circular valve with a square protrusion from its center. Step 3: Hold towel Hold the towel beneath the valve to catch any water that leaks out. Step 4: Insert and turn Insert the bleed key and turn it one-quarter turn counter-clockwise. When you hear the hissing of released air, you have successfully opened the valve. Step 5: Close valve Turn the valve one-quarter turn clockwise once the hissing has ceased and the first drop of water exits the valve. Step 6: Turn on heat Turn the heat back on and listen to hear if the noise in the pipes has dissipated. Tip Bleed your radiator every six months as preventative maintenance. Step 7: Contact a professional Contact a professional heating expert if problems persist. Did You Know? Did you know? Doris Day sang the song "Steam Heat" in the 1957 movie version of The Pajama Game.
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