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Adding water to boiler too often?

Mjames Member Posts: 1
Hi-- My gas steam boiler is only two years old. This cold snap, I notice that the water gauge gets low quickly and I am adding water almost twice a week--far more frequently than I've had too in the past. Interestingly, the gauge fills back up pretty quickly--I don't think it is taking a lot of water.

Please advise!


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,885
    That is more often

    than it really should be, but perhaps not catastrophically so.  Check for such things as minor leaks around valves or vents which don't quite seal.  Amazing how much steam can vanish that way -- particularly when the system is working hard.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England