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Question about steam heat bleeding radiators

OK, my Dad taught me how to do this a long time ago. I looked online at the step by step directions, so I understand "how" to. So, I tried it with the radiator that is easiest to access. When I turned the do-hickey, water came out immediately. It surprised me so much, I closed it right back up. Does that mean it doesn't have to be bled yet? Or do I have to wait for the heat to be on and try again? I don't know how to tell if I have to do it or now. The radiator in question feels hot near the top but completely cold at the bottom, that's why I thought I should do it.

Any clues, any one?

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Asked by kjrn79 at 1:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • I have no idea. Here is a bump.

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:17 AM on Nov. 19, 2012

  • i dont think u should do it while the radiators are on because of the hot water coming out, may burn you.

    Answer by san78 at 1:54 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • u sure its hot at the top? cus normally when there is air in there its normally hot at bottom and cold at top because of the air gap

    Answer by san78 at 1:55 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • on our radiator we have a small hole at top of rad to bleed it or are you draining water from the side?

    Answer by san78 at 1:55 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

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