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burnham steam boiler problem

Tom Hopkins
Tom Hopkins Member Posts: 552
when contractor installed boiler did he skim the boiler?

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  • shawn_14
    shawn_14 Member Posts: 14


    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
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
    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 White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    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...
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  • shawn laverty
    shawn laverty Member Posts: 42


    Bump
  • shawn laverty
    shawn laverty Member Posts: 42


    What are the possible scenerios that would make this happen.
  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
    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_14
    shawn_14 Member Posts: 14


    The boiler was not skimmed
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