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Old 5/10/13, 12:56 AM
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Default Screw in the cooper pipe of the boiler???

Is it possible a Plumber/HVAC tech put a hole in the copper pipe of the boiler system and then used the screw to plug the hole?

If so what would they be checking?

I don't feel comfortable with holes in the plumbing...
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Old 5/10/13, 2:24 AM
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Not the way I would do it I expect this was to let the air out .



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Old 5/10/13, 8:00 AM
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Suspect Roy is correct about the air bleed if so its improper. Recommend a standard air bleed be installed



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Old 5/10/13, 8:50 AM
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I would say a do it your self bleed, repair needed shouldn't be a big deal to fix , did you see any other bleeders? i wondering why one there. perhaps they were going to install a gauge and forgot



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could be an attempted fix by the homeowner. I can't see any plumber doing this ..but could depend on how many pops he had that day!



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Old 5/10/13, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: Screw in the cooper pipe of the boiler???

Wayne, I did see one auto air vent but it was all corroded.

Thank you all for your help.

I don't see a lot of boilers. Most home in my area have gas hi eff. forced air.
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Old 5/10/13, 4:43 PM
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Mike probably wasn't working if it was corroded



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