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    Hi folks-
    There is a joint in my baseboard heating pipe that needs repair. Is there a convenient way to drain water out of the tubes? I could drain the boiler but the inlet and oulets are higher than the baseboard, so I wouldn't get all the water out. I suppose I could blow the water out with some pressurize air, but I'm thinking there should be a better way...

    I don't see a convenient drain valve anwhere along the pipes (which is peculiar, I think).


    Suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks in advance.


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    I could blow the water out with some pressurize air, but I'm thinking there should be a better way...

    Freeze it--fix the leak--thaw the pipe


    if you have to ask how to freeze water in a pipe , you are over your head and you will need to get someone that can do this without flooding the home

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    We don't have a freeze machine, so in those situations, we blow it out.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    wetvac

    open up both ends and suck it out with a wet/dry shopvac.

    Noel

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