Towel warmer

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by rockycmt, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. rockycmt

    rockycmt New Member

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    I have a towel warmer in my upstairs bathroom on my hot water heating system. It is not getting up to temp as a radiator does in the adjoining room. This warmer is the highest point on the system and I feel it has air trapped up in it. The bottom of it gets warm but the top is cold. Should these have vents on them? What is the best way to resolve this?
  2. Southern Man

    Southern Man DIY Hillbilly

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    There should be an air relief in any vertical loops. You may be able to get the air out by running the pump and releasing air in another part of the system but that is hit-or-miss.
  3. edlentz

    edlentz New Member

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    Southern man is right on this one. I had a similar issue, one thing I think that helped me get the air out. It sounds like a joke but I think it worked. We got a large electric massager and I had my wife use it on the towel warmer. I surmised that the vibrations aggitated the air while I purged the zone at the manifold. Sounds wierd but I think it worked.
  4. Southern Man

    Southern Man DIY Hillbilly

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    Any time I can use a large massager on the wife the results have to be good. :)
  5. rockycmt

    rockycmt New Member

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    After a closer look, there is a vent. it is a small hex key under the decrative flange against the wall. Will give it a wirl.
  6. Southern Man

    Southern Man DIY Hillbilly

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    That would be it.
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