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Water feed valve leak issue from boiler

jen1279jen1279 Member Posts: 1
I am having an issue with small leaks from the boiler used in our building.

The leaks seems to be coming from the air gap fitting of the backflow preventor (photo attached).

Although the leaks are not severe (a few drips per day), i want to understand whether this is indicative of an issue requiring repair -- or if it is 'normal' to see leaks stemming from the air gap fitting.

I am a novice so would appreciate any insight on this issue... thank you in advance!


  • RJ_4RJ_4 Member Posts: 484

    I would move this post to the Main Wall where more fitters and plumbers will see it.
  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 1,525
    At least once a year

    That type of back-flow needs to be tested by someone certified. A tag should be place on it with the date of last test. This is considered the "owners responsibility " in my area of the good ole USA. It's not normal to see water drip from there.
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