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Old steam system

I havent paid much attention to my steam system in the past and definitely havent been cleaning the low water cutoff as much as i should be, it is pretty plugged up. The system was at 24 psi and off on some sort of limit. Im not sure what i should do in order to clean the LWCO at this point and i dont know if it is a dangerous situation, any feedback would be helpful, thanks in advance
-Amanda

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  • ALH_4
    ALH_4 Member Posts: 1,790
    high pressure

    Sounds to me like it would be wise to call a professional at this point? Have you tried the "Find a Professional" link at the top of the page? Dan has several informative books available if you click "Online Store".
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,897
    let's say

    it's not a good situation. If you can find a handy pro with the find a professional, go for it. Otherwise, do you have any idea which limit the system shut off on?

    I might add, too, that the pressure relief on the boiler should have opened before you reached 24 psi -- which suggests you have a number of problems which really need professional attention.

    Where are you?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • BAB
    BAB Member Posts: 118


    > I havent paid much attention to my steam system

    > in the past and definitely havent been cleaning

    > the low water cutoff as much as i should be, it

    > is pretty plugged up. The system was at 24 psi

    > and off on some sort of limit. Im not sure what i

    > should do in order to clean the LWCO at this

    > point and i dont know if it is a dangerous

    > situation, any feedback would be helpful, thanks

    > in advance -Amanda



    Bromley
  • BAB
    BAB Member Posts: 118
    High Steam Pressure

    I read your post & the pros replies to your post. The pros appear to be too nice to you. I do not understand. Maybe they have manners, or are just being civil & polite. I am not a pro, just a steam boiler owner like you. But you have a real serious problem! A possibly dangerous problem! An immediate problem! Do not walk to the phone to call a pro, ... run, run, run, to the phone and call a pro now! Critique my emotional response later, after you have a pro, or pros, in there. Bromley
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,697
    I'm With You Bromley.......

    The other guys are just trying to be helpful, but YES!!!!!!!!!That is a bomb waiting for the opportunity to blow your house off its foundation.
    PLEASE: 1) Shut stairway switch OFF
    2) CALL a STEAM PRO - hopefully from this site
    3) Wait for him
    4) DO NOT RUN SYSTEM UNTIL THIS FIXED>


    Mad Dog

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  • what the result?

    Haven't heard from her.... Sure hope she got a real boiler pro to take care of this dangerous condition
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