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Skimming port

Hi I'm new to this blog. I have a BurHam IN gas fired steam boiler one pipe heating system. My boiler doesn't seem to have a skimming port I provided a few pics of my boiler. I want to know how often should skimming be done and can anyone describe what steps I need follow? And if I don't see a skimming port where should it be located? https://us.v-cdn.net/5021738/uploads/editor/f0/398mhp4dkbe2.jpg


  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
    Bob Thats good advice….I do not like water feeders…I will only install them in special cases….They are not automatic water feeders, they just cover up problems….If and when i did install them they had a meter attached or a inner counter...
  • Steaming101
    Steaming101 Member Posts: 30
    tks for all the replies! So I'll do the skimming than I should produce steam, I'm I reading this correctly? Also I shouldn't have the automatic water feeder on?
  • Steaming101
    Steaming101 Member Posts: 30
    When you skim the boiler should the boiler be on or off? And also should this boiler be service at least once a year?
  • Steaming101
    Steaming101 Member Posts: 30
    Fred when you use the pressure relief valve to skim your boiler do you hook anything to the port (hose) or do you let the water just drip into a bucket? Tks for your help