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Burnham Independence PV

My Godmother have a Independence PV of 10 years and it needs to have its water filled manually every week. She is 80 and no longer able to go 2 flights of stairs. The contractor keeps coming to her house telling everything is fine, and charging her for every visit. I know nothing about heaters but is there any device that can make the water feeding to be automatic? The manual says nothing about it, nor the manufacturer.

I'm trying to find out if this is something feasible before trying a new contractor that could charge for a visit and do nothing - like the one she has now. Thanks!
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  • AbracadabraAbracadabra Posts: 1,948Member
    Steam boiler? wet returns leaking? steam leaking?
    hopefully the boiler isn't developing a leak.
  • mariamelia76mariamelia76 Posts: 2Member
    Gas boiler, no leaking at all. Checked a few times by the same contractor. Says it's all good. Every 3-5 days water level gets super low. If no one fills it to the marker boiler will turn off.
    Previous tenants say they always had to fill for the past 10 years.
  • AbracadabraAbracadabra Posts: 1,948Member

    Gas boiler, no leaking at all. Checked a few times by the same contractor. Says it's all good. Every 3-5 days water level gets super low. If no one fills it to the marker boiler will turn off.
    Previous tenants say they always had to fill for the past 10 years.

    Water is going somewhere, it's not disappearing.
    There's a leak somewhere. It should be found. Get a new contractor if the one you currently have can't find it. It will cost you a boiler if you don't find the leak.

    You said "gas" i was asking if it's steam or water. I assume steam.
  • j a_2j a_2 Posts: 1,796Member
    Do this, fill the boiler to the top....it's called flooding the boiler...then look around underneath the boiler,and check for water...If no leaks, drain it back down and run the crap out of the boiler,make the house nice and quiet,and listen..you may hear the leak....picture up the boiler.....
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