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Posted by HeatPro on January 31, 2007 at 15:29:49:
In Reply to: Peerless boiler at 15 psi posted by Susan on January 31, 2007 at 14:51:03:
: I have a 4-year-old Peerless boiler (for steam radiators) in the basement of a 60 year-old Cape Cod. The pressure has been creeping up over the last 4 years to around 15psi. Is this something that should be fixed?
+++ Definitely needs repair. The system is designed for 1 psig and needs no more than 3 psig before the vents are damaged.
If so, what caused this pressure increase and how can it be corrected?
+++ A bad gauge or a bad safety pressure control.
(I just called the company that installed it and the tech said that it's OK unless i see water on floor or if it reaches 30psi).
+++ The guy is a JERK. Steam boilers for houses have a 15 psig pressure relief valve, so should never get higher than 15 psig without spilling steam into the basement.
: I have one upstairs radiator turned off and another one that doesn't heat the whole way across. This one is tilted the wrong way, but i don't know how to safely tilt it back...crowbar as lever under one end to raise, then sims under feet?
+++ that's the way.
I don't want to crack the radiator or pipes.
: Thanks pros!
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