03:59AM | 12/19/00
Member Since: 11/03/00
3 lifetime posts
The house we purchase this summer has a small glitch. The baseboard hotwater heat clangs like crazy. I've had this type of heating before but not nearly as noisy as this - I'm talking gun-shot loud! Like the house is going to explode! It seems to be mostly in one room - the bedroom -Forgive me if I can't form a complete sentence, I seem to be having trouble sleeping lately;-) I've been keeping the heat at 60 so it won't run as much but it's still clanging away.

The bedroom is aprox 30X18 with wrap around heating elements on 3 sides. Someone suggested that a larger expansion tank is needed. Like I know what that is! The whole heating system is only about a year old so that seemed odd to me.

Does anyone know what causes this noise and the least expensive way to eliminate it? Thanks in advance,
Sleepless in Vermont;-)

Brian Wood

04:00PM | 12/19/00
Hi KayKat. Try posting your question on "The Wall" at someone there WILL be able to help.
Good luck, Brian, Tankless in Louisiana.


12:36AM | 12/20/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Most likley cause is that that particular run of baseboard is too tight not giving room for expansion. Warranty should apply here since the system is only 1 year old.
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