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Posted by HeatPro on December 13, 2007 at 21:03:39:
In Reply to: Re: CROWN Freeport 120Kbtu/h help posted by Jim Snow on December 13, 2007 at 20:25:48:
Cast-iron push-nipple boilers often will drip some water from the joins as the boiler heats up and cools off; for that reason, they often had low limits to keep them warm, which isn't a problem for a boiler with a tankless coil used all the time. That MIGHT be a cause of the leakage; whether it requires replacement is to be seen.
Sizzling can be a result of low pressure and slow pumping as well.
: I dont know if the previous owner of my house removed the gauge glass for whatever reason...but I dont have any level indication!
++ As you said you have hot water baseboard, you won't get more than a pressure reading.
: Think she'll make it through the winter?
++ A dripper will usually make it some more. If you don't hear air running through the baseboard it is a sign there is water in the boiler to keep it from failing.
: Are new crown boilers viable replacements for this old one?
++ They are a well-respected company still making boilers; but if they aren't available at local suppliers, get the ones they carry as the local installers trust them and that's why the suppliers have carried them for a long time.
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