Hello Heating Help community,
This past spring, I converted my oil boiler to a gas boiler. I live in Queens, NY - and went with a contractor that was highly rated. Yesterday, I fired the boiler to make sure it's ready to go for the real cold season. It worked mostly fine, but had some steam and oil come out from the relief valve. That only lasted five minutes, and the boiler worked just fine and it warmed the house up within 30-45 mins. I assumed the small amount of oil was the last remnant of oil left over from skimming.
Today, I fired it up again to make sure the relief valve didn't have a repeated issue. There was no steam/oil/water coming from the relief valve.... but, after running for an hour, I now I noticed a steam leak from the main black pipe out of the boiler (video attached below). I emailed my contractor to come back out to fix it, but thought this forum might be able to provide some insight into whether I should be upset with my contractor. Some details of my heating setup/home:
-Weil Mclain EG 45 gas boiler
-1300 sqft home
- Pressuretrol settings :
-Cut in settings:
-Video of brand new pipes leaking: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AbXBci1rh9NsXkBK7
I'm an IT tech by trade, steam heating is a foreign concept to me, so I apologize in advance if I used an incorrect term to describe my issue. I understand these setups are complex, and minor tweaks and maintenance can fix some problems. Should I be extremely worried about this steam leak from the main pipes out of my brand new boiler?