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Boiler (by Micah [OH]) Mar 13, 2019 9:59 AM
       Boiler (by Ne [PA]) Mar 13, 2019 10:18 AM
       Boiler (by elliot [RI]) Mar 13, 2019 10:20 AM
       Boiler (by Micah [OH]) Mar 13, 2019 12:50 PM
       Boiler (by Steve [MA]) Mar 13, 2019 1:29 PM
       Boiler (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Mar 13, 2019 3:45 PM
       Boiler (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Mar 14, 2019 5:31 AM

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Boiler (by Micah [OH]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 9:59 AM

We had a boiler drained in order to replace a pipe with a hole in it.The boiler was refilled and the radiators were bled after the repair but there has been some water on the floor by the boiler since the repair. Is this normal, or should I have someone look at the boiler? I do not think that any work was done on the boiler during the repair and it is roughly about 5 years old. Thanks

Boiler (by Ne [PA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 10:18 AM

Is it off or running? Sometimes they leak slowly when off and swell back up when running and stop leaking.

Boiler (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 10:20 AM

boiler very rarely leaks.. often times valves serving the boiler leaks.. use a flashlight to check where the drip is from --72.209.xx.xx

Boiler (by Micah [OH]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 12:50 PM

The boiler is on and has been running for over a week since the repair was done. I will check the valves servicing the boiler for leaks.

Boiler (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 1:29 PM

Sometimes a piece of crud gets caught in the automatic fill calve & it keeps adding water which over pressurizes the system. Check where the pressure relief valve empties to see it that's where the water is coming from. Also check to see what the pressure reading is when the boiler is up to temperature. --96.237.xx.xx

Boiler (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 3:45 PM

Check the boiler every day to see if there is still a leak. There is a boiler sealer which can be installed where there are videos on You Tube. There are different types of gas boilers. A sectional cast iron boiler is very robust which easily last 30 years. Check the over pressure valve, shut off valves and around the boiler. Installing a spiro vent air separator eliminates a lot of air problems in a forced hot water heating system. Automatic air vents can be permanently installed on the top floor radiators. If a boiler constantly takes on fresh water then there is 10% oxygen in fresh water which adds more air in the system. Most parts are not generally expensive on gas boilers except when the heat exchanger is finished. If a spiro vent air separator and automatic air vents on the top floor radiators is installed then the system is never requires air bleeding. Also check the water pressure gauge which should not over 22 to 25 PSI as this will cause the over pressure valve to open when the boiler warms up. Also check expansion tank to be sure there is air to allow for expansion as this can cause over pressure. Again view some videos on You Tube.

Boiler (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 5:31 AM

if you paid someone to service it


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