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My waterline is wrong. Should I do anything??
My steam system is noisy.
Problem #1: The near boiler piping is definitely not right. I’ve learned this through prior posts but repiping is not worth the expense so I am just living with it.
Problem #2 (this is why I am posting!): The waterline is probably not right. The auto-feeder fills the boiler such that the waterline is at the very top of the sight glass when the boiler is cold. I’ve drained it down to mid-sight glass on a couple occasions and within a cycle enough water leaves the boiler to trigger the auto-fill and bring it back up to the former level.
Heres my questions
1) is mid-sight glass definitely the correct waterline? For reference- the top of the glass is 15 inches below the bottom of the header and bottom of the glass 21 inches below. There is also a marker line with ‘cutoff wl’ marked about an inch below the top of the glass.
2) is there a way to easily adjust the level of the autofill?
3) any other suggestions or should I just live with it until the boiler dies?