Upstairs Radiator chirping every 1-2 minutes

I recently was without heat, my inspection (very amateur) of the boiler led me to believe we had a frozen water paper somewhere.
My house has two zones, upstairs and downstairs. Both set to auto, once I set to manual the heat began working and appears to still be working.
However, the radiator upstairs has been chirping. It has been about 12 hours since I set to manual. I did promptly set back to auto seconds after setting to manual and hearing what sounded like hot water pumped out from the boiler.
Is this something I need to worry about? I have tried bleeding this radiator and there was a bit of air, but not alot. Do I need to let it bleed for a long time?
Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Aaron
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Bleed it until there is no more air
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Call a heating co. and have them install an automatic bleeder. No more worries.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 03:50:05 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

WAs it that cold in the house? It takes a long time for the pipes and the water in the pipes to get below 32.
Even if it froze, as long as it didn't crack any water pipes, that's not a problem, afaik.

Interesting. I don't have hot water heat, but for some reason it takes 2 or 3 minutes for my oil/forced air furnace to turn on, after I turn it on. I don't know what it's doing during that time.
But if the upstairs was cold, the heat should have gone on eventually on automatic.

An electronic radiator? :)
We're talking about hot water heat, right. I had that for 2 years and it never made any noise. When the radiators needed bleeding, they were cold but quiet. I guess maybe -- I forget -- there was a bit of pounding when bleeding the air let water in quickly.

Why did you not want to hear hot water pumped out from the boiler? BTW, and here I could be wrong, is it called a boiler if it is a "hot water" system? I thought boilers made steam, but of course nomenclature is not always perfectly logical.

Until the water comes out. I suppose you could wait a day and try bleeding it some more, but bleeding is not the goal. A hot radiator is the goal. Feel the radiator and see if it is hot, or at least warm, all the way to to the top. Has the room warmed up? I guess that is the ultimate goal.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.