Posted by jtown on September 24, 2001 at 19:16:51:
In Reply to: Re: low water posted by Nomar on September 24, 2001 at 16:08:09:
Let it cool. You should have two or three try cocks (at same height as glass) to check the level to back up the glass in case it's broken or plugged. You should get water out of the bottom one but not the top. Back off the packing nuts and handwheels of the gauge glass valves and rod them out with a coat hanger. They are probably way overdue anyways. Add water til you get it into the glass. It can take a while if the feed line is plugged or small. You don't want to add water to a hot blr too quickly. Run the boiler for an hour once you have water and check for leaks. Run water up to 3/4 glass as holes rust where iron, water ansd air meet above the waterline.
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