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alreualreu Posts: 3Member
Hi Heating Help community--I sorted through a bunch of old posts relating to shutting off a radiator, but didn't run across any that looked quite like mine. Pictures attached below. Wondering which part I should be turning clockwise. Any help is appreciated, thanks!


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  • ZmanZman Posts: 5,041Member
    It looks like you have a hot water system that someone repiped with pex. I would try to find a way to protect that piping.

    There is not a shutoff in the picture. There may be a manifold with a valve in the mechanical room or cellar. Follow the red spaghetti and post more pictures.
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  • george_42george_42 Posts: 62Member
    It looks like you may have regular pex on that system which will allow oxygen to enter your water and corrode your heating system
  • ZmanZman Posts: 5,041Member
    Good catch. It looks like the sharkbite pex with O2 barrier is orange.
    I sure hope this is a homeowner job. paying for workmanship like that would be a crime.
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  • KC_JonesKC_Jones Posts: 4,143Member
    There isn't a valve on that, so by those pictures you can't turn it off.

    Are you a renter or owner?

    Agree with above that is a garbage install.
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  • alreualreu Posts: 3Member
    I'm a renter in New York, so the work was probably haphazardly done by a super at one time or another. I'll pass that info about the regular pex on to the super. Looks like I need access to the basement, I'll see what I can do. Thanks!
  • FranklinDFranklinD Posts: 399Member
    In the meantime, I’ll give you the same advice I gave my mother (none of her shutoff valves work) - if it’s too hot in that room and you want the radiator off, drape a heavy blanket over it. Works wonders.
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  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Posts: 5,848Member
    If that room is overheating you could cover the radiator with a heavy quilt or rug. Drape it over the top. The rad should never exceed 160-180 degrees.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 5,041Member
    JUGHNE said:

    If that room is overheating you could cover the radiator with a heavy quilt or rug. Drape it over the top. The rad should never exceed 160-180 degrees.

    This is probably your best option.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • alreualreu Posts: 3Member
    Thanks! I've got just the quilt for the job. Last night really was murder—a blasting radiator, a wide open window, and nyc street noise.
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