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franktrak
steam heat,single pipe system

i've been losing water out of my boiler.i have no leaks and i've changed my vents on the radators and still filling or adding water.more than i ever have boilers only 10 years old.any suggestions

johnjh2o
Re: steam heat,single pipe system

The two main reasons for loosing water from a one pipe steam system are a leak in the system or a steam vent that is leaking steam. It could also be that the relief valve is opening. This could be caused by a malfunctioning relief valve or to high of a steam pressure.

John

franktrak
Re: steam heat,single pipe system

thanks john,i think its my heat exchanger. you can hear the steam going up the smoke pipe. thanks again

johnjh2o
Re: steam heat,single pipe system
franktrak wrote:

thanks john,i think its my heat exchanger. you can hear the steam going up the smoke pipe. thanks again

Sorry to hear that Frank. Looks like it's time for a new boiler.

John

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