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    • Wester
    • By Wester 29th Nov 17, 5:23 PM
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    Bleeding a radiator
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    Bleeding a radiator 29th Nov 17 at 5:23 PM
    Do you have to have the heat turned off when you bleed a radiator and does the water in it have to be hot/warm ?
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    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 29th Nov 17, 5:42 PM
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    https://www.wikihow.com/Bleed-a-Radiator
    • trigger fish
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    Do you have to have the heat turned off when you bleed a radiator and does the water in it have to be hot/warm ?
    Originally posted by Wester
    It does need to be switched off.

    Personally when doing mine I've warmed them up first but Richard's article disagrees with that.

    Plenty of videos on this on you tube.

    In mine its always the bathroom radiator upstairs that needs bleeding.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 29th Nov 17, 7:06 PM
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    Technically it matters but in practice it does not.
    HTH
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    • By Mr da 29th Nov 17, 7:33 PM
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    I did mine last week for the first time and I wasn’t sure whether of or on with the hearing. I tried with it off but hardly any air came out so I warmed them up a bit, turned heating off and tried again when they had cooled a little. All good.
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