Posted by jtown on June 27, 2001 at 07:35:20:
In Reply to: Excessive water usage posted by jim on June 26, 2001 at 16:08:36:
Make sure that all the air vents (if one pipe) on the radiators shut tight once they are hot. Make sure the shut off valves do not leak steam out through the packing. Look leaks along all piping, especially returns along the floor. If you have an underground return (common in big bldgs) write again. Sometimes boilers leak just above the cold water-line where the water, steel and air meet to make rust. Raise your water line manually a few inches and see if you get leakage.
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