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Boiler using too much water
I have a one pipe steam heating system It is a Utica boiler which is less than ten years old. I convented it to gas from oil when I bought the house in March of 2008.
The boiler has an automatic water feed on it. When the boiler runs the auto feed always comes on. If I fill the boiler I can see no leaks in the unit itself. I can't see any obvious steam leaks but the problem is one pipe runs under my dining room which is built on a rock ledge so there is no basement and not even a crawl space. There is a space where the pipe goes in and I can't see in that area.
I have 2 radiators that won't heat and I have replaced the steam valves. One is a 3/4" vent on the top of the radiator and the other is a regular 1/8" valve on the side of the radiator.
I also have a radiator on the second floor that only heats when the heat is on for a long time.
I notices that when the boiler is running the pressure gauge by the boiler does not move. I don't know if the valve is bad or if that is contributing to my problem but I thought I would mention it.
I'm sort of assuming there is a leak in the area that I can't see but if that is the case what should I do?
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