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  1. #14
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    Jul 2011
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    get the pressure off the system, remove the valve and replace it with a small ball valve or bleeder valve, plug it...I hate those auto vents..I cant see a lot of air in the system once its up and running...this way they will not get any surprises when the valve blows off and floods the house.

  2. #15
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    Dec 2010
    Location
    WV
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1 View Post
    Real men just do it on the fly with the system at full pressure.
    Hell yes!!!! go getem its just water no freon here.....if ur going to drain the system plug the vent and install the honeywell air ELIMINATOR..if you ever use this, you will never use a bleeder again.

  3. #16
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    Oct 2012
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    CT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    You have to let the pressure off but not totally drain it
    LOL, I was just kidding in my above post. I closed all the loops, drained a little water out until the valve stopped leaking, then carefully removed the valve just to make sure I let enough water out of they system. Everything went well, and no mess, lol.

    Also, let me that everyone for the replies!

  4. #17
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    Aug 2012
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    VA, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1 View Post
    Real men just do it on the fly with the system at full pressure.
    Do you know any of them? One of the installers I help learned to lower the pressure on the boiler trying full pressure. I usually close the isolation valves and get some water out.

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