I am redoing the basement . When i removed the "old" paneling i found no insulation on the block walls. I decided to to build out the walls with 2x3's to save some space. The hot water baseboard runs to close to the walls to build them out, can i cap off the water to the basement ( seperate zone ) while building the wall and finishing ?. I would like to install new baseboard anyway.
And should i drain the entire system? i am having pop off problems also . Any help will be appreciated . Thanks in advance.
If the boiler is popping the relief valve it means 1) the automatic fill valve is letting too much water into the system 2) the expansion tank needs to be drained 3) you might have a bad relief valve. The boiler should run normal at about 15-20 psi on the gauge and about 180 deg. water temp. More than 30 psi or 220 deg. will open the relief valve. Of course you can drain the system to replumb the basement. You will need to vent all the radiators when you refill the system.
- 15 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 20 Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 17 Design Inspirations for Mudrooms and Entryways
- 25 Clever Ideas for Repurposed Storage
- 10 Clever Uses for the Space Under the Stairs
- Laundry Room Ideas to Knock Your Socks Off
- 30 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do
- 11 Clever Alternatives to Kitchen Cabinets
- House Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of U.S. Architecture
- 10 Things You Can Build with Plumbing Pipes
- Sweet Dreams: 16 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself
- Kitchen Envy: 10 Rooms We Love
- 16 Ingenious IKEA Hacks
- 18 Clever and Easy DIY Ways to Use Rope at Home
- 10 Eye-Catching Options for Your Front Door
- 10 Room Dividers to Bring Order to Your Space
- 9 No-Sew Fabric DIY Projects to Dress Up Any Room
- Tips and Tricks to Fit More into Less Closet Space
- Secret Rooms: 10 Special Spaces Hidden from Sight