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Removing dip tube in Richardson el

FizzFizz Member Posts: 315
Anyone know how to remove Richardson system dip tube from return of radiator?

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  • gerry gillgerry gill Member Posts: 2,610
    it should

    be threaded and screw out of the radiator stub...why would you want to though?
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • FizzFizz Member Posts: 315
    Removing dip

    Radiator doesn't heat, steam gets to valve, and occasionally will heat top of 1st section.  Have had valve replaced with Mepco orificing.   Radiator is on 2nd floor run off riser, only one heated off it.  System is running on 2-3 oz of pressure with vaporstat, but even when I had pressuretrol, still didn't heat.  converted from oil to gas, and rad has always been under performer.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,154
    Try

    cleaning the little hole in the tube that acts as the air vent.
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  • FizzFizz Member Posts: 315
    That was

    my play, just concerned about running into any problems with removal of tube.
  • FizzFizz Member Posts: 315
    Listened to return

    pipe opposite supply riser using stethascope, sounds like faraway toilet or gravel sand with occasional thump or sound like muffled thud, not metalic.  Haven't removed tube yet, will do tomorrow, but had to get feedback on sounds in return.
  • FizzFizz Member Posts: 315
    Removed dip still no heat

    Removed dip, air hole clear, didn't remove ball check from elbow,but rotated and cleaned with cloth, no residue on cloth.  Still no heat in radiator.
  • FizzFizz Member Posts: 315
    Removed dip still no heat

    Removed dip, air hole clear, didn't remove ball check from elbow,but rotated and cleaned with cloth, no residue on cloth.  Still no heat in radiator.
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