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Too much water in my boiler

Angela_5 Member Posts: 1

We recently moved into a new house that has a boiler (steam heat). Today we added water and I belive it was too much as water came out of the steam pipes in the bedroom. I released some of the water and now it is showing at mid level on the valve, but the heat will not turn on. Any advice?



  • Leo_16
    Leo_16 Member Posts: 37
    Water showing

    I am assuming (a dangerous thing) that you mean water is showing half way in the gauge glass. If that is correct try draining from the low water cut off if it is the type to be flushed, it may be stuck. If it is that type and is stuck you need to have a pro take it apart for a good cleaning. Usually a new gasket is needed when taken apart.

  • mark ransley
    mark ransley Member Posts: 155

    Steam is not simple like water heat, get out a pro to go over it and teach you whats up.
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,039

    Your manual reset pressure limit switch may just need to be reset because flooding made it think it was over the set limit. Check the pressuretrol and see if one has a reset switch.

    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,564

    bet that's it happened to me once !nbc
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