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Losing water in glass pipe on steam boiler
hello everyone, all you good people!:
I have a Weill-McLean steam boiler, 150,000 BTU . Not sure of date. Bought the house 18 months ago. I am losing water in the glass tube,( it disappears under the glass) during operation. The auto water feed does not click on. When the cycle is done, the water returns as normal. The water is a little brown. Recently, I noticed a pin hole under the boiler, consulted a technician and used a solder powder to plug the hole, just long enough to get thru the winter. It seemed to work but it produced heavy water and very dirty. I flushed the entire system 3 times, each time the auto water feed did the filling with no problems. The water was full, clear, and stayed in the tube to the best of my knowledge during operation.
But I am now getting pings again and the water has gotten brown again but not half as bad as when I used the solder powder.
I am concerned about the loss of water. Can anyone think of some solutions?
Thank you so much!!