06:30AM | 01/14/02
Member Since: 01/13/02
1 lifetime posts
We just moved into a house with a hot water heat system. This is my first experience with this type of heat and we find it very comfortable.
I have a couple of questions of how the system works.
Every half hour or so we can hear pinging and/ or ticking in certain areas. Is this the water regenerating through the baseboards? Is the pinging from air in the system? Can it be fixed? What is involved?

Someone mentioned to me about the lines can be blead (?), is that possible?

Thanks in advance


08:01AM | 01/14/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
302 lifetime posts
Dear DTdave,
The ticking and pinging you hear results from the rapid expansion/contraction that is standard in a hydronic heating system. The individual that installed the system did not emplace the proper tubing hangers. These should be of a plastic substance to eliminate the effects you hear. If you hear banging or your system is not heating to it's peak eficiency, you may need to purge the system. If you have a basement, look at the lines. If they are lying on the holes that go through the joists, try placing a little bit of cloth under them to stop the noise. The noise you hear is the copper moving as it expands and contracts. As I cannot see your home from hear, this is a guess.


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