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Losing water

Nedwilly Member Posts: 1
During heating season, we constantly have to refill the water in our gas steam heat system. On the coldest days, it's at least twice per day. The safety shut-off kicks in usually during the night. We have replaced 90% of the valves on the radiators and there is no evidence of that much steam from any others. Any thoughts?


  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    Check for white smoke when it fires.

    I would check for a hole in the boiler. You can do this by filling the boiler with it turned off until the water is coming up the riser. Check in the peep door with a flash light. The prescribed test is bad if it is a finished basement and you do not proceed with caution and a good wet dry vac,
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  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,506
    Is your condensate

    return line a dry or wet return? If it is a wet return is it buried in the floor? If so it could be leaking.

    Are there any steam leaks anywhere on the piping system.
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