Posted by Len Lefko on December 29, 2000 at 14:39:19:
I just replaced my 20-year-old gas boiler with a new Weil-McLain in my 60-year-old house. It works fine and radiators pour out heat. BUT there is a serious problem with a ticking/drip sound that runs from the basement to the second floor. It seems to be coming from the major that echoes inside the walls between rooms. It is periodic and will go for about a dozen drips, diminishes and stops, only to start again later with no rthymic pattern at all.
I have had four technicians--they came to repair joint leaks-- look at it and advice had been useless. I had been turning down thermostat to 60 at night; one said try 65. No luck. Another said system needs draining but too cold now.
The ticking/dripping sound seems to be centered in a large pipe far from the boiler which I assumes carries the steam to the radiators. There is no noise from the radiators themselves; they work just fine.
It seems to be worst at night, which of ourse causes great irritation and lack of sleep.
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