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Big mouth bad after 1 month

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tlowc34
tlowc34 Member Posts: 75
https://youtu.be/ZSTeZo0xMM4

Boilertrol Cut in set to .5psi, diff set to .5psi

It was throwing steam to the floor boards added nipple and elbow to direct it downward.

@Jamie Hall I guess I found my water loss.

What the heck dudes?!

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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,736
    edited January 2020
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    that pipe isn’t doing much. Take the leaker out of service. I did too. And others
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • tlowc34
    tlowc34 Member Posts: 75
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    It’s directing condensate to the floor!
  • tlowc34
    tlowc34 Member Posts: 75
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    @ethicalpaul go to a different vent? I’m shocked, I thought these things were the new hotness
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,010
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    > @tlowc34 said:
    > https://youtu.be/ZSTeZo0xMM4
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    > Boilertrol Cut in set to .5psi, diff set to .5psi
    >
    > It was throwing steam to the floor boards added nipple and elbow to direct it downward.
    >
    > @Jamie Hall I guess I found my water loss.
    >
    > What the heck dudes?!
    >

    Was it leaking from day one or did it start leaking after a month?
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,578
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    They have a good guarantee, so contact the factory, for a replacement. They did have a bad batch, but will stand behind their product.—NBC
  • tlowc34
    tlowc34 Member Posts: 75
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    Working great when I installed it in December. My worry is that the other 4 I installed are going to head south as well.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,784
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    There's no reason to worry.

    They had a bad run of parts that are easily replaceable and they will stand behind. It's not a bad design.

    Just keep an eye on the others or talk to the manufacturer and ask them how to proceed. They may want to swap them before they fail.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,736
    edited January 2020
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    tlowc34 said:

    @ethicalpaul go to a different vent? I’m shocked, I thought these things were the new hotness

    Even when mine does seal, it takes a long time, puffing more steam than I want to release each cycle. I love the solidness of it and the design, but in practice it's just not great in my opinion.

    And ironically due to its amazing flow capacity, it will throw a LOT of steam at your ceiling when/if it fails.

    And I believe there has been more than one bad batch.

    But to clarify, I wasn't say throw away your Big Mouths. I was saying take that leaking one out of service. You don't want that steam humidifying your ceiling like that and you don't want to waste all your steam into your basement.

    edit: one thing that comes to mind...maybe my system is too small for it. It might require a certain steam production to close faster, I don't know.
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • Gsmith
    Gsmith Member Posts: 433
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    I will say that I had one out of two fail on installation about two years ago. The company was very responsive to replace the one that failed, and both have worked flawlessly so far....but, these large numbers of reported failures create a lot of extra work for installers and homeowners and I would hope that the manufacturer is taking aggressive steps to improve manufacturing quality control to avoid this. Hoping some one from Barnes and Jones reads this thread.
    SeanBeans
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
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    I don’t see me buying any big mouths with the amount of people coming on here saying they’ve had problems.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,784
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    SeanBeans said:

    I don’t see me buying any big mouths with the amount of people coming on here saying they’ve had problems.

    Well, with the amount of people also complaining about Gorton's I don't know what you're going to do. Hoffman?

    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • tlowc34
    tlowc34 Member Posts: 75
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    10,000 MoMs lined up? Lol - it would be pretty!
    ChrisJ
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
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    ChrisJ said:


    Well, with the amount of people also complaining about Gorton's I don't know what you're going to do. Hoffman?

    Maid O' Mist. Everybody LOVES them! :D
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,736
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    Well MoM sells a #1 main vent that is the same capacity as the Gorton and it's way cheaper. I'm running one of each side by side, but go ahead and laugh everybody haha

    :wink:
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
    Hap_HazzardBobC
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,742
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    Well MoM sells a #1 main vent that is the same capacity as the Gorton and it's way cheaper. I'm running one of each side by side, but go ahead and laugh everybody haha

    :wink:

    I don't know how the rest of you grew up, but I will never disrespect mom.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    ethicalpaul
  • tlowc34
    tlowc34 Member Posts: 75
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    I meant no disrespect to MoM, I was thinking of the look of a bunch of #4s on a long manifold. My lol was the work involved.
    ethicalpaul
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
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    Nobody'd better disrespect Mom!

    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
    tlowc34
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,784
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    No,
    But Maid O Mist sucks............


    :p
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • tlowc34
    tlowc34 Member Posts: 75
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    The views aren't bad though
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTV_q3cGe5Y
    ChrisJ