Re: Water flowing out of radiators!

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Posted by Steve Mauro on June 04, 2001 at 18:46:19:

In Reply to: Water flowing out of radiators! posted by John on May 15, 2001 at 10:35:09:

: Sirs,
: I have a Peerless steam boiler on a single pipe system.The system has an automatic feed for the water.
: Two days ago when I came home from work I found that
: water was leaking (steady leak) out of three of my
: radiators on the first floor. I went to the basement and bled off about 25 gallons (in 5 gallon buckets,the
: only way I knew it was 25 gallons)of water until the
: auto feed kicked in and then stopped a short time later.
: The next morning after I had my hot shower, I turned the boiler off and went to work. When I came home I
: found the same situation,water leaking out of the same
: radiators! I went to the basement again and bled off another 25 gallons of water. (I could hear it flowing
: beak down)The auto feed doesn't seem to be stuck open,
: and seems to be working ok. When I bleed of the water it will finally come on and fill up for a few seconds
: or so and then turn off.(It's visable, and I can watch it working)I'm at a loss to figure out how the water is being pumped through the radiators with the boiler
: off, and the auto feed seeming to work properly! There
: doesn't appear to be any leaking water around the boiler, and it makes hot water ok.There is a round
: guage on the front of the boiled that reads "syphon"
: and it was pegged past positive 30 (it reads in both
: directions from o)even after the waer was drained.
: I do some of the work on the boiler, such as changing
: the fuel filter, and replacing some of the copper tubing.I need to know if anyone can tell me what the
: problem is, and is it something that I can do myself.
: My budget is pretty tight,plus I like to do some of the
: work myself so I can learn about my system.
: Thanks for the help, this is a great web site!!!!

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