I need to eliminate about a 12' section of hot water baseboard heater. The section is on the first floor and the furnace is in the basement. There is no second floor. So I need to reconnect the loop after the section I want gone is removed, this part I understand. I also understand the furnace needs to be shut off of electricity and I'm assuming I need to shut off the main water valve feeding the house. There is a spicket at the bottom of the furnace and I'm assuming that is where I'll need to drain it from? So once it's drained I can cut out and then reconnect the loop with some new pipe. So I'll obviously need to refill the system now but the part I'm not sure about is purging the air from the system. On top of my hot water heater there is a fitting that says something like "air release". Is that where I can release air from the system? Or should there be another area that needs to have the air purged from? I haven't inspected behind all the access covers yet on the baseboard heaters themselves to see if there are any purge fittings or not. All the covers are painted shut. I'm willing to take pictures of anything and post them on here if it will help. Thank you.