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burnham steam boiler problem

Tom HopkinsTom Hopkins Posts: 539Member
when contractor installed boiler did he skim the boiler?


  • shawn_14shawn_14 Posts: 14Member

    I have a client that has a new burnham independence steam boiler recently installed. He is having a problem when he manually fills with water so a 1/4 of water is showing on the sight glass he has to fill it back up in a days time. So he tried filling it 3/4 the way up the sight glass and he hears banging noises in the pipes. Any ideas ,Thank you in advance
  • JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 2,293Member
    Sounds like maybe...

    ...water's stacking up in some clogged returns.

    Not a boiler problem. More of a system problem.
    Have a qualified heating technician take a look at it, though, as there could be several other revealing symptoms that point to another issue.

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  • Brad WhiteBrad White Posts: 2,392Member
    I agree with JohnNY

    It is not likely the boiler.

    Sort of like buying a new car because it rattles and thumps when you drive down the road. Buy a new car and it still thumps and rattles. Then you realize that those are pot holes....

    As Dan once said, "returns are guilty until proven innocent". I would check the distribution first...
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"

    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • shawn lavertyshawn laverty Posts: 42Member

  • shawn lavertyshawn laverty Posts: 42Member

    What are the possible scenerios that would make this happen.
  • ed wallaceed wallace Posts: 1,613Member
    boiler issues

    if the return piping was not changed then it could be blocked with crud is there a draw off on the reurn lines just before the hartford loop
  • shawn_14shawn_14 Posts: 14Member

    The boiler was not skimmed
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